The most successful boards, within this framework, develop a collaborative partnership with senior management
Includes an organization’s Executive Director and managers, but not staff or supervisors. See also definition for “staff.”; seek agreement between key stakeholders on vision, values
Values are ideals, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable. See also “principles,” which are often shaped by values., goals and expectations (tempered by the reality of available resources); ensure clarity with respect to roles and responsibilities; establish constructive processes for resolution of conflicts and conflict of interest; and cultivate an organizational culture characterized by trust, teamwork, mutual respect, flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness in the face of the ever-changing realities, resources and needs of consumers.
Mel Gill is president of Synergy Associates<, Consultants in GovernanceRefers to the source of strategic thinking and decisions that shape and direct an organization and its work and where, ultimately, accountability lies. Includes anything related to non‐profit boards as well as strategic leadership issues. and Organizational Development
A process through which an organization increases its capacity to successfully pursue its mission. This can include collaboration to create organizational change, to enhance organizational health, and to improve staff satisfaction and effectiveness., and the author of Governing for Results: A Director's Guide to Good Governance. Contact him email@example.com<.