Board meetings are the lifeblood of a successful business. They shape the future strategy of the company, the unique approach to execution, and the response to up and coming risks. 

Unfortunately, in many cases, board meetings are not as productive as they could (and should) be. As recently as 2019, strategy experts Ernst & Young found that more than a third of corporate leaders felt that developing “better engagement around strategy development and monitoring of strategic execution” was still the biggest challenge they faced. This shows why companies need to make the most of the opportunities they have when they convene the board together. 

In order to improve this engagement, efficiency is key in organizing the definitive meeting and utilizing the expertise of the board. It is also worth considering that the most productive people work in chunks of 52 minutes, meaning that simply extending the length of the meeting is not necessarily the silver bullet for improving results. 

The preparation you put in place before the meeting and the efficiency of the meeting agenda play a significant role in the success of a board meeting. Thankfully, there are a number of easy wins for board secretaries to help members get more done in the allocated time. That’s why we put together this comprehensive guide to organizing the ultimate board meeting. Read till the end to find out how to make these executive get-togethers run smoothly.

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