By Ruth Medd, Chair of Women on Boards
26 Apr 2020
The current COVID-19 restrictions imposed on all of us are an opportunity for board members to focus on professional development. This includes company secretaries, who often sit on the board and are now extremely busy organising ALL meetings and interactions online. Which is not necessarily as bad thing.
Governance in smaller organisations often has room for improvement. The introduction of regular video and teleconference calls is one way that this is improving during our current lockdown. It also gives us the opportunity to focus on the matters at hand, rather than being busy booking tickets and accommodation for board meetings.
Introducing cloud-based board software is a potential area for your board to improve its efficiency. Board software products typically track action items and have an annoying habit of reminding board members when they committed to doing something.
With board software packages being in a sweet spot right now, in this article I review three readily available board software packages 1) BoardPro (which has been provided free of charge to Women on Boards for assessment purposes) 2) Diligent and 3) Boardtrac.
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