The coffee poll is a bit of fun and we like the enthusiastic involvement of traders and the coffee shops. The point of electronic polls is to make your trader's association more efficient. The last major survey we did was to ask General Merchandise Traders whether they wanted to trade on Easter Tuesday 2011. It took 3 people two full days to conduct that poll and we simply don't have the resources to do that on a regular basis.
Electronic polls allow your representatives to find out trader's views much more efficiently. Nothing is going to replace personal contact between traders, (it is one of the joys of working at this place) but there are times when we need a better way. The coffee poll is our first attempt at this process and it is working well.
To those of you who are not comfortable with modern electronic communication we apologise, but if we are to become more effective as an association we need to move with the times. If there is any aspect of this process that you have problems with, please contact us. We do have traders who request more traditional ways of participating and we are happy to accomodate them.
Andrew Georgiou tell the trader to chill out , the coffee poll has a deep meaning, but you have to be wise to get it. (Facebook - 29/1/2012 at 5:39pm )