Productive Online Board Meetings

Board meetings that produce results depend on several aspects, including an agenda that is well-prepared, clear communication protocols, as well as reliable technology. Boards that follow best practices can still reach high levels of productivity despite the challenges.

Begin your meeting by having an open discussion. It is possible to stimulate discussions by asking questions that encourage participants to speak up. A polling tool or survey at the beginning of your meeting can also help you pinpoint areas for improvement.

Limit the time you spend on reports and other «must-do» items. If you engulf attendees in monotonous reporting, they’ll quickly lose interest and concentration. As a general rule, allocate no more than 25 percent of your meeting to these types of discussions. This will permit more strategic discussions.

Be sure that your meetings are a positive experience for everyone that attends. Use the Boardable platform as a way to encourage participation and create an inviting atmosphere for all participants. Encourage members of the board to be present and on time, follow the conventions of meeting protocol, and maintain a high standard of professionalism.

A productive online board meeting requires board members to be aware of how their role in the company impacts others. Utilizing tools such as Boardable’s Minutes Maker and Task Manager, it’s simple for board members to keep track of their responsibilities during meetings and keep track about the progress and issues. This helps to encourage collaboration and results in an efficient and dynamic online meetings.