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Board Decision-Making Exercise
The board of directors is central to the operations of a cooperative business. The board is elected by the members to oversee the day-to-day operations of the cooperative — managing staff, creating policies and procedures, and making decisions that benefit the cooperative. It is essential to have good people in these positions to ensure the well-being of the cooperative. Boards should continually evaluate their progress to improve operations and enhance decision-making. Using evaluation, planning, and decision-making exercises are great ways of making the board stronger and encouraging new discussions.
Board Member Education – What you need to know
As a member of your community board of directors, you have a responsibility to educate yourself about the association. Residents have elected you to make decisions on their behalf, and you must be well-informed about your duties and role.
Board Training for Inspiring Community Greatness
“It is time to stop looking at governance as a ‘problem to be solved and instead see governance as an ‘opportunity to change the world.’ ”
Building a Productive Board
The steering committee is the first formal group to work toward forming a co-op. At the time of incorporation, an interim board of directors is chosen to take over the decision-making that determines the co-op’s direction. At the first general membership meeting, an official board of directors is elected. Tasks for all of these groups unfold at a rapid rate. There is always too much to do and not enough easy information. Each of these groups builds on the group’s work before it and benefits from the same group process skills. Some key elements of the boarding process can make the job of an active board easier.
Co-operative skills and motivation
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that a workforce, team, or any other group of people will perform better when it is motivated. But how do you go about motivating people? In the world of motivation, there is a theory that unpicks how to get the most from your workers, volunteers, or members called the “Hygiene- Motivation Theory,” developed by Fredrick Herzberg and published in “The Motivation to Work” in 1959.
Guidelines for Running Effective, Democratic Meetings:
Always start on time. Refrain from repeating earlier parts of the meeting for latecomers (make them wait until after the meeting ends to be filled in). They will eventually get the idea and start arriving on time. Starting on time respects those who take the meeting seriously enough to arrive at the appointed time; starting late punishes these same people and encourages further lateness.
The Complete HOA Board Member Starter Guide
we’re giving you the collective knowledge of our 40+ years of experience working alongside countless board members to improve their communities. Keep reading to learn the fundamental roles and responsibilities of an HOA board, how to find success in your new position, and the next steps you need to take as the latest board member
What Goes Into a BOARD MANUAL?
A board manual serves two functions. For the new board member, it is an orientation handbook that provides useful information about the organization, board structure and operations, and fellow board members and staff. For the balance of a member’s board service, the manual then becomes an indispensable working tool and a central resource about the organization and the board. Materials can be added and removed to create an up-to-date reference. The board manual is developed by staff in consultation with the board chair and other officers.