Coping with Board Directors Who Will be Difficult to Go with
Many boards have one or even more members who have news will be difficult to help. Unless addressed, these conditions can generate real aboard conflict and could eventually result in the loss of that member’s seating on the plank. This article and the related Support Sheet keep pace with offer several strategies for working with such challenges, starting with a frank conversation with that board member in private (the chair and the governance committee seat should be accountable for this). On this conversation, you will need to make clear that the concern is not personal. It’s the way in which this kind of board member’s behavior disturbs and counters the board’s ability to function as team.
Level 2 – A Bore
Everyone knows the board member who drones upon during gatherings, repeating tips that were currently heard, and usually being a distraction to others. This situation usually arises because of a genuine matter for anyone, and mother board members may be reluctant to offend them by dealing with them. Ultimately, this kind of problem needs to be enclosed as much as possible, so that board get togethers are important, productive, and perhaps fun for everybody board paid members.
If the person’s behavior would not improve, the board needs to have a honest discussion regarding it with the seat and/or the governance panel chair, outlining how this kind of behaviour interferes with good making decisions and has a impact on the board’s forthcoming. It should also be made clear for the problematic board member that their activities will be thought to be for removal if the plank is not able to control these people effectively. This conversation should be well guided by the IMPOTENCE and board chair, who should ensure that the discussion can be professional and calm.