Is Your Board Effectively Deliberating in the Boardroom?

When you are discussing a pressing organizational issue at a board meeting do your board members work together to reach consensus on the best solution?  Do you have a boardroom culture that readily encourages everyone to share his or her thoughts and ideas?

When you are deliberating a difficult issue you want to consider everyone’s opinions while also working towards consensus on the solution. A high functioning board will formulate critical decisions through deliberation and once a decision is reached individual board members who had a descending opinion understand it is their obligation to support the collective decision.

Once agreement on the solution is reached, board members should agree on how they are going to communicate the issues and solution outside the boardroom. This will eliminate mixed messages and/or confusion of where your organization stands on important issues.