In board meetings, directors present their diverse perspectives and discuss various ideas in order to find an agreement. These may include company policies, management appointments and even how to respond to crises. It’s more difficult than it appears to reach a consensus. It’s almost impossible to take major decisions without the full backing of the board, and getting everyone on the same page is a difficult task.

The first step is to create a framework that will ensure that each meeting produces the best results. This means that you must distribute meeting materials at least a week before the meeting to give attendees time to read and comprehend them. Many boards also have a short internal meeting before the actual board meeting to discuss agenda items.

Then, ensure that the meeting’s objectives are clearly defined. This helps keep the meeting focused and stimulate discussion, while ensuring the board’s decision-making process is transparent.

Also, encourage participation by board room review requesting feedback following each meeting. This will help identify and address any challenges in the way that your board operates and ensure that they are on the right track towards achieving their goals. This can be done with surveys, anonymous polls or discussions that are facilitated.