Board performance

Productive meetings

Meetings are productive when:

  • they start on time and finish as stated
  • every participant has prepared for the meeting
  • the chairman exercises control and supplies direction, but without stifling debate, and by encouraging everyone to have a say (so long as it adds value!)
  • there is a clear agenda.

The role of the Board Director

Boards need some effort

Boards do not perform well of their own accord. They need some effort, initially by the chairman, to make them effective. Prospective chairmen will find the Chairman’s Checklist a useful aide in reviewing board performance. Also useful is a brief summary of the Organisation and Tasks of the Board.

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