How to Have a Great Board Meeting

A great board meeting could be a vital element to the success of your business. Many companies fall into the “if it’s not broken, don’t alter it” trap when it concerns board meetings. That can lead to stale meetings that aren’t productive and don’t deliver results for the organization. This article will offer some tips to have a productive engaging, fun, and efficient board meeting that can help your company thrive.

Set the tone at the beginning and at the end of your board meeting. A strong opening and a rousing closing will set the tone for your meeting, creating an atmosphere of cohesion among board members. A different venue (a restaurant or a site, for instance) can also help increase the energy of the discussion.

Limit the number of key topics that can be discussed at the same time. This keeps the meeting focused on what is most important to the company.

Use an app for polling or survey to gauge meeting productivity. You’ll be in a position to discern who is spending too long and who isn’t talking enough. Knowing who’s speaking too much can help you gently redirect conversations at the right time.

Set aside time for a discussion of off-agenda items, but make sure you follow up on these topics. This will allow your board members to engage and ensure that your main points aren’t diluted by unnecessary diverging topics.