Avoiding Common Mistakes in Board Directors Meetings


A well-run board directors meeting enables your board to make informed and ethical decisions. The board should be able review documents, have discussions and come to a consensus on difficult issues. Documentation is essential to allow for future reference and to ensure compliance. It can be a challenge to navigate, but ensuring that the board is making most of its time and resources is vital to the success of your business.

Board work can be thrilling and exhausting. To ensure that meetings are productive, it is essential to avoid these common mistakes.

1. Rehashing of discussion points from previous meetings

Re-living the discussion from the previous board meeting can take up time and distract you from the most important agenda items. Also, you won’t be able achieve the objectives of the board meeting when you get distracted by new topics for discussion. If you need to discuss a topic not initially on the agenda with the group, agree to push it until the end of the meeting. The group will then examine the issue and decide if they want to add it to the next agenda item, delegate the task, or look into the topic further.

2. Sharing too much information

Board members must be well-informed. However, the board’s agenda should be designed to can foster constructive discussions and prompt questions, not act as an exhaustive explanation of each piece of information available for the board’s consideration. It may sound a bit like playing a pre-school teacher however it allows the board to concentrate on the most important decisions and assures that they’re dealing with those matters at a time when their decision-making skills are at their highest.

Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο

All rights reserved © Designed and hosted by Sotis