Governance Efficiencies

By Bob Harris, CAE

“In a regional webinar on good governance the chief elected president said, ‘Bob taught us these practices years ago.  We adopted them and now have a more efficient board.’


When meeting with boards I ask how the governance routines came about. The common answer, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’

For example:

  • Why does the board meet every month?
  • Who designed the agenda with more than a dozen reports and updates?
  • How did the board grow to be 28 directors and officers?

I gave the president’s statement thought and have pulled out  20 ideas for board efficiency.  Try these practices to improve governance:”

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