All boards need to step back periodically and think about direction, where they are now and where they are going.
If there are causes for concern, whether subjectively in terms of perception or more objectively in terms of its impact, social value or ability to perform in the civil sector landscape, it may well be that the board is not functioning as well as it could with its existing resources or perhaps it has skills gaps. If there is no shared sense of purpose – no vision, no mission – then it is possible that there is mission drift or energies are not being well directed.
Equally, a newly formed board – or a recently restructured one – needs to focus first on the bigger picture before it can get down to the job of service delivery.
In situations such as this, a board identity day can be invaluable, helping it establish a sense of direction, of purpose, of identity.
For a no-obligation discussion about running this programme for your organisation on an in-house basis, just give us a call on 01582 714285.