How to Have Productive and Engaging Board Directors Meetings

Board directors are essential for the growth of your business. They are able to provide feedback, offer support or make decisions that determine the direction of your business. It’s therefore important to have effective board meetings. How can you do this?

Begin by highlighting the Most Important Items

The majority of your board’s meeting should be devoted to discussing the best way to implement your organization’s strategies. This is the perfect time to discuss specific KPI goals that can be measured and tracked, such as net promoter scores, sales by region, as well as employee retention and the churn rate. This will help ensure that your board is in agreement with the rest the company and can work together towards agreed-upon goals.

Don’t Get Lost

The constant discussion of new topics at the board meeting can easily take up the time of the meeting and divert board members from the most important agenda items. Instead, the chair should open with a 10 minute recap of the key information that is sought during the meeting, repeating highlights from the calls prior to the meeting and the board package.

Also, if a brand new topic arises that’s not the top priority, you might consider moving it to the last minute of the agenda and arranging it in the middle of breaks. This will help to avoid the topic being glossed over and give the impression that the board is open to new ideas.