According to management consultant Will Phillips, "Recent research in the nonprofit arena at the University of Kansas and in the corporate sector has been reported in the Harvard Business Review. Both conclude that boards that assess themselves regularly perform better than those that do not. No other factor is as closely correlated in its presence with good governance or in its absence with poor performance" [emphasis added].

Get the board on board with self-assessment

Board chairs know that self-assessment is necessary, but sometimes even the most reasonable board members resist, seeing the process as just more busywork. If you need to persuade board members to approach an upcoming assessment positively, here are seven good reasons for conducting regular board performance audits you can present to them.

Article from: Spring 2008

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