Posted: October 23, 2023

Improving Board Management Efficiency

A board that is high-performing can be the difference between success and failure for a business. It can also provide an environment that is stable and secure for those it serves. Inefficient internal processes and an explicit definition of management and board members can lead to dysfunctional boards that adversely affect the employees and the organization.

The process of improving the efficiency of board management begins by ensuring that the board has the information they require to make informed decisions. This means that all directors have access timely and relevant information, and that the information is easily digestible. In addition, it is important to create an organization that allows for range of opinion and knowledge and an logical committee and management structure.

Board management software allows directors access to all materials they need for meetings in one central location. They no longer have to look through the board’s physical and electronic files or emails. It allows recording and analysis of meeting minutes, and also the management of actions items throughout the meeting process.

The adoption of digitisation can increase board management efficiency. Examine your current board solution (even even if you’re using desktop software) and identify your weak points using a framework like the “needs by meeting stage” above. Before the implementation of your new software be sure to test it to ensure it’s seamless and efficient for everyone involved in the board cycle.