Productive Online Board Meetings

Effective online board meetings rely on a myriad of factors that include a well-planned agenda as well as clear communication protocols and dependable technology. Despite these potential hurdles boards that are prepared to implement the proven best practices can achieve high levels of productivity.

Start your meeting with an open discussion. Asking questions that require participants to express their opinions can be a great way to stimulate discussions. Additionally, starting your meeting with a survey or polling tool can help you pinpoint areas that need to be improved.

Limit the amount of time you spend on reports and «have to» items. If you drown attendees in boring reports, they’ll quickly lose interest and focus. As a general rule, allocate no more than 25 percent of your time to such discussions. This will permit more strategic discussions.

Make sure everyone is satisfied at your meeting. Use the Boardable platform as an opportunity to promote participation and create a welcoming environment for all guests. Encourage board members to be punctual at meetings and to observe the rules of meeting conduct and to maintain a an exemplary level of professionalism.

A productive online board meeting requires board members to have a good understanding of how their role in the company impacts others. Using tools like Boardable’s Minutes Maker and Task Manager, it’s easy for board members to review their responsibilities between meetings and stay informed about the progress and issues. This facilitates collaboration and leads to an even more productive and lively online meeting.

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