|How productive are your boardroom discussions? Are your board members reaching consensus on critical issues and taking responsibilities for follow up work?
Creating productive boardroom discussions starts with good pre-planning. A well thought out board agenda will ensure your time in the boardroom is used well. As you develop your meeting agenda consider what issues only require sharing information and what issues require board feedback or a board vote.
If there is an issue that requires the board to consider various options- the options should be clearly identified and stated. I recommend information be presented in simple and succinct language with key issues highlighted.
Thoughtful preparation will allow the board to effectively deliberate and make timely and informed decisions.
As you prepare for a board discussions consider: