Trust in Your Board Pack?

Do your Board members trust in the papers you present to meetings therefore allowing you to get the best out of your time in Board meetings?

First of all, is the information you provide seen to be presented:

  •  In a Timely manner?
  • Relevant, Reliable and Comparable?
  • Understandable – the Unvarnished Truth?

Further more, does it cover:

  • “Supposing that….?|” “What if….?” the relevant sensitivities to consider in uncertain times?
  • The Total picture – looking forward and backward?

We have developed a model of best practice based on our years of experience of reading and preparing board papers across all size and type of businesses. .

Unfortunately, we are often short on time and resources. As Blaise Pascal wrote in 1657:

“Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte”,

which broadly translates as:

“I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.”

However, a simple template and some team training, can provide you with a simple process for regular standard reports.  We use simple data visualisation techniques and practical key performance indicators for user friendly data.

As a result, Board Members will better understand the business. Consequently, they will have more faith in the papers and everyone is better prepared to contribute to the meeting.

In addition, the team spend less time investigating answers and more time running the business. Hence Board meetings can be far more productive and constructive and overall less painful.

We help business owners meet the needs and expectations of stakeholders thereby allowing the team to work effectively and get the best out of their time together.