Board and Employee/Staff Relations

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    Board and Employee/Staff Relations

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    McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC

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    in this topic applies to for-profits and nonprofits. This book also covers this topic.

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    The nature and extent of interactions between Board members
    and staff (employees) depends on the Board model used by the organization.
    Often, the model is not intentionally and explicitly chosen —
    it’s the result of how members ended up working together. Working
    (or hands-on) Boards often include members interacting with employees
    on a regular basis. In contrast, in policy Boards, Board members
    and employees often do not have strong interaction with each other;
    however, employees might attend Board meetings to give reports
    or participate in certain Board Committees. In any case, it’s
    often wise for Boards and executives to specify the nature and
    extent of interaction expected between Board members and employees.

    In addition, there are certain practices that ensure that Board
    members and employees have strong appreciation of each other’s
    roles and can contribute to each other’s accomplishments. Links
    in this section help Board members and employees to maximize their
    mutual understanding and contributions in the workplace.

    Sections of This Topic Include

    Board and Staff Roles
    Board and CEO Role and Relations
    Board and Staff Relations

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