Have you ever been in a board meeting and thought that at least one other person in the room shouldn’t be there?
There's no better source of advice than an expert in the field.
With that philosophy in mind, we interviewed Nicola Reynolds, Board Secretary at Turn2Us, a national charity in the UK that provides financial support to help people who have fallen on hard times get back on track.
We talked about what she has learned during her time as a board secretary, how she handles some of the more challenging aspects of the job, and much more.
The decision to go from paper-based board meetings to using a digital board portal can be daunting. Deciding which provider to go with, getting everyone on board, training everyone up on how to use it and, essentially, changing your entire meeting culture.
Writing minutes for a board meeting is a deceptively difficult and time-consuming task. It is often undervalued, especially by executives.
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“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter Drucker
An agenda is the backbone of any board meeting. It sets the tone, helps prevent board members from getting distracted or off-track and contributes to an effective board meeting. At least, that’s if you have a great board meeting agenda.
Board members often experience loss of focus during meetings, which can affect decision-making, productivity and creative thinking. Three aspects that are generally vital during board meetings. Studies have shown that board members do not maintain constant levels of attention during meetings. A meeting slump is very common among board members.
A lot of internal communication across board members within NHS organisations happens through email. A medium that has been around for decades. Everyone knows how it works and safety is guaranteed, right? But is email as secure as we think it is? In this article you will learn what the possible dangers of email are and how to protect your board from these threats.
Today, mobile technology is a truly integral part of our world. The number of devices may not be growing as explosively as it used to, but nevertheless, a recent study in The Netherlands puts tablet ownership at 67% of the population, with smartphone ownership even higher, at no less than 83%. Obviously, so many people owning, carrying and using mobile devices is driving change and introducing new, interesting options at many levels of our society, including decision-making processes in local government.
Topics: Paperless meetings