By Bob Harris, CAE
“In a regional webinar on good governance the chief elected president said, ‘Bob taught us these practices years ago. We adopted them and now have a more efficient board.’
When meeting with boards I ask how the governance routines came about. The common answer, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’
- Why does the board meet every month?
- Who designed the agenda with more than a dozen reports and updates?
- How did the board grow to be 28 directors and officers?
I gave the president’s statement thought and have pulled out 20 ideas for board efficiency. Try these practices to improve governance:”