Tag: board meetings

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?

man in a suit remotely attending a meeting

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

Two people communicating outside

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…