Dealing With Bad Board Behavior
A difficult board member can adversely affect a board’s productivity
Difficult board members do crop up. The reasons why may be obvious or creep up over time. They frequently miss board or committee meetings or show up completely unprepared. They display antagonism toward staff or disrupt meetings with a toxic attitude. They lack sufficient financial literacy to help make informed business decisions, or they’re staunchly opposed to using new technology when preparing for a board meeting.
More subtle signs might involve a board member getting burned out over time, becoming distracted by personal issues, or participating more passively in board meetings with a simple “go-along-to-get-along” approach to performing their duties.
In either case, a difficult board member can adversely affect a board’s productivity and decision-making efforts, and ultimately cost your entire organization time and money.
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