LibreMesh:limedocs-02-fa0872-8a)=0ADefining short- and long-t/en
8a) Defining short- and long-term goals helps speed up and clearly orient group work processes. In addition, it encourages members to take on proactive roles in the resolution of problems and collective participation in decision making. It's to be expected that network members will show different degrees of committment. Some will dedicate more effort than others or develop different abilities. Due to this, it's healthy to define a minimum committment that all members should meet in order to participate in the project. The elaboration and sharing of the network's characteristics -- such as conversation about what the network is, how it's members should act, and their specific roles -- gives clarity to the project.