Embarking on a process of constitutional reform can distract from many organisations’ primary objectives – supporting members. Infinite meetings debating the nuances of individual clauses and opposing opinions often reduces organisational productivity.

Over a 12-month period, The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) was able to transition from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee, a relatively short time-frame which can be attributed to one thing – a high level of trust between internal stakeholders.

ADIA is the peak organisation representing manufacturers and su...