Board Portals

How do you run efficiently and effectively meetings?

Your company relies on the board to relay crucial information to internal team members, and keeping everyone focused on achieving overall goals. If your board meetings fail to deliver or unproductive, this can result in a decline in productivity and a disconnect between the management and team.

Understanding the roles of each member and the different ways of discussion within your board is crucial to ensuring that meetings are effective. For instance, some members may be more vocal and inclined to talking first, while others may think before speaking. The chair of the board or executive director CEO should spend time outside of the boardroom to know each member’s preferences, interests, and preferences to be able to in promoting engagement.

In the opening session of your board meetings, begin by ensuring that quorum is present (a minimum number of board members required to legally conduct business). The chair should then outline the highlights of the board’s agenda and the pre-meeting conference, and set the expectations for the rest of the meeting.

The bulk of the board’s meeting should focus on discussing strategies to encourage progress and ways to overcome any obstacles. This is the time when the board can bring on new perspectives to stimulate innovative thinking and support growth. It’s also an excellent idea to include an entire section of the agenda for legal and compliance topics so that your board remains in compliance with the laws, regulations, and ethical standards.