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5. Loop Your Operating Team About the Board Meeting and the Board’s Feedback.

Often board meetings are characterized as secretive and lacking transparency. Many are closed-door affairs, where only board members are allowed to attend. This lack of transparency can lead to misalignment and mistrust among shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders.

  • If possible, remove any stock option info or sensitive HR issues from the board materials so that you can share as much of the content as possible with the team.
  • Find ways to communicate to your team that the board is aware of them and the work they’re doing for the company.
  • Additionally, make sure the team understands the board’s alignment with the goals of the company.

It’s a Puzzle

In taking the right steps, CEOs can transform board meetings from a tedious and exhausting process to an immensely collaborative and invaluable experience.  Always remember, your board is there to help you, so don't be afraid to ask for help and be honest about where you need it.

That’s it. I’ll stop typing now.

- Decent Humans at Zeck