A successful board meeting can be a vital element to the success of your company. But many companies fall into the trap of “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” thinking when they hold their board meetings. This can lead to boring meetings that don’t deliver results for the organization. This article will provide ways to organize a productive engaging, lively, and effective board meeting that will help your company thrive.
Set the tone for your board meeting at the beginning and the closing. A solid opening and a powerful closing can set the tone for your meeting, and create unity among the board members. Additionally meeting the board in a different place (a venue for meetings or a restaurant, for instance) can effortlessly energize conversations.
Limit the number of major subjects to be discussed at a time. This helps keep the meeting focused on the most important to the company.
Use an app that polls or surveys to assess the effectiveness of meetings. You’ll be able discern who is spending too much time and who is not speaking enough. You can alter the conversation if you know who is speaking too much.
Allow time for a discussion of any off-agenda items however, be sure to follow up on these items. This will allow your board members to engage and ensure that your main points are not diluted by unnecessary diversions.