Tag: board meetings

Consent Agendas: A Time-Conscious Board Member’s Best Friend

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There’s nothing worse than board meetings that spend too long on unurgent topics that should necessitate minimal discussion. Yes, rudimentary policies and procedures issues should always remain under some scrutiny, at least. But that doesn’t mean these items should chew into the time allotted for more pressing matters. To combat such an obstacle, boards of…

How to Measure the Overall Effectiveness of Board Meetings

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During board meetings, boards of directors reach the crucial decisions that shape a company’s culture, business model, and vision for the future. It’s also where board-members can collaborate and innovate in a way that sets their organization ahead of the pack. When a board member partakes in productive and engaging meetings, there’s a trickle-down effect…

What is Unanimous Consent?

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For the most part, when a board of directors alters business operations or procedures, there’s some form of preceding written motion. However, ad hoc and in-the-moment diversions from company standards can happen when obtaining the consent of all present board members. This method of veering away from an organization’s usual standards and practices is known…

How long should a board meeting last?

Proper length of a board meeting

When a board meeting runs too long, it can be detrimental to your organization for several reasons. First and foremost, it throws off schedules. On top of that, the more extended the meeting, the less engaged its attendees. It’s an inefficiency that stems from poor planning, communication, and execution.  Conversely, board meetings that end in…

What is Written Consent?

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Board meetings are essential for any business. Directors of corporations or startups looking to pass vital motions, discuss the business’s current status, or plan for the future need semi-regular meetings to remain proactive and informed. However, in these organizations, time-sensitive business opportunities arise on a frequent enough basis that planning a board meeting doesn’t always…

Top 5 Communication Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

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Communication is the way of conveying messages effectively to people and receiving feedback from them with the point of establishing mutual understanding. It can be done verbally or non-verbally, and the method used varies depending on the circumstances.  It is safe to say that everyone can communicate, but not everyone can convey. From time to…

The Importance of Diversity on Boards of Directors

A diverse board of directors around a table during a meeting

It’s only natural to stick with what – and who – we know. Psychologically, even if it’s to one’s own detriment, people prefer familiar surroundings. All it takes is assessing one’s own group of friends or peers to confirm this notion.  Unfortunately, the above approach frequently spills into the workplace, at the expense of a…