Productive Online Board Meetings

Productive online board meetings depend on a myriad of factors that include a well-planned agenda and clear communication protocols and dependable technology. Boards that adopt best practices are able to achieve high levels of efficiency despite these hurdles.

Start your meeting with an open discussion. You can energize discussions by asking questions to encourage participants to express themselves. In addition, beginning your meeting with a poll or survey tool can help you identify areas that require improvement.

Limit the amount of time spent on reports and “have to” items. It is likely that attendees will lose attention and focus if you overwhelm them with tedious reporting. In general it is best not to spend more than 25 percent of your meeting time on these types of discussions. This will allow plenty of room to discuss around more strategic issues.

Be sure that your meetings are enjoyable for everyone involved. Use the Boardable platform a way to encourage participation and create a welcoming atmosphere for all attendees. Encourage board members to attend meetings on time and to follow meeting etiquette and to maintain an excellent level of professionalism.

To ensure a successful online board meeting, board members must have a clear understanding of their role within the organization and how it impacts other members. Utilizing tools such as Boardable’s Minutes Maker and Task Manager, it’s easy for board members to keep track of their responsibilities during meetings and be informed of developments and challenges. This fosters collaboration between the board members and creates a more effective, efficient online meetings.

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