The Board Meeting Process

It is essential that a board meeting runs smoothly and that all issues are taken care of. The following process for a board meeting is a guideline that can help to make sure that the meeting runs according to plan and all the crucial points are addressed.

The chair starts the meeting by addressing any questions of a personal or formal nature, and welcoming guests or new members to the board. The board is introduced in a formal way, and the officers are introduced.

The board receives a lot of information during meetings, typically in the form or committee reports and correspondence. The chair should make time to this during the meeting, however it is essential that this doesn’t distract from the discussion of more pressing issues.

After the board has discussed the past’s performance and its related triumphs and pitfalls, it will then discuss future strategies. This will involve coming up with ideas that will help the company grow and develop in various departments, as well as increase its market share. The board will then consider on the best way to implement these strategies, and then create actions items for the management team to do so.

The board usually discusses any new business item that has been submitted to the meeting by members of the board or executive management. The board will also look at old issues that have not been solved. The chair will then propose to adjourn the meeting.