Board meetings are where an organizationâ€™s future direction is decided, but too many organizations struggle with running effective meetings. Directors, management, and the board chair all need to be on the same page to run an effective board meeting. If youâ€™re dissatisfied with the way board meetings are run at your organization, there are five methods that can get you back on track.
#1 Stick To The Agenda
Itâ€™s the simplest method to commit to and the hardest to practice when youâ€™re in a meeting. Sticking to your agenda and staying on time, punctually starting and finishing when youâ€™ve agreed to, can be difficult when discussions go on longer than you planned. You want to consider every angle of the issue and let the conversation happen, but then you find youâ€™ve gone over time and havenâ€™t even begun to cover other important topics. When management gets board documents out earlier and a platform, like the Aprio board portal, that allows directors to discuss materials before meetings, you can stay on time. [Read more…] about 5 Methods For Running Better Board Meetings