How to Have Productive and Engaging Board Directors Meetings

Board directors are vital to the success of your business. They can provide feedback, help or even make decisions that will determine the direction of your business. So, it’s essential to organize and conduct engaging board meetings. But how do you do this?

Begin by highlighting the Most Important Items

Your board meeting should concentrate on the implementation of the company’s plan of action. This is a great time to set out specific KPI goals that can be measured and tracked. Examples include net promoter scores, sales and region. This will help ensure that your board is on the same page with the business’s other departments and will work together to achieve the same goals.

Don’t Get Distracted

Distracted by the new topics of discussion at the board meeting, board members could easily forget the most important agenda items. The chair should instead open the meeting with a brief summary of the most important information that will be sought during the meeting. This should include reiterating the key points from the prior meeting call as well as the board package.

If a new issue arises that isn’t the top priority, you might consider moving it to the last minute of the agenda and rescheduling it during breaks. This will stop it from being overlooked and will make it clear that the board is actively taking note of new ideas and perspectives.