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Board work is a great opportunity to build your network, display your leadership and management abilities or even contribute to a cause that you care about. It’s not for those who don’t have the time or motivation to attend meetings for free and study financial documents. The need to recruit millenials and the ongoing economic uncertainty are only two of the many problems modern boards face.

The size and structure of a board differs considerably according to industry, with the most important position being that of the chair. The chair is responsible for overseeing board meetings, and working with the executive director and board of directors in order to run a smooth operation. There are boards that have additional officers, for example, secretary and treasurer. Some boards have committees that report to the board and focus on specific areas of work.

It’s easier for board members understand their duties when the board is more effectively managed. This includes how they should prepare for meetings, and what their contribution is. For instance an executive director might send information to the board before the meeting to ensure that they have ample time to read it. This shows the CEO’s respect for the talents and time of the board. This lets the board be productive during the meeting itself. This is thought to be the best method to manage the board. It also assists the board to stay focused on their core responsibilities, which are setting strategies and taking action to achieve it.

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