Thought Leadership

Strong governance

This is a time for the board to ensure best practices are followed. Review the roles of standing committees and ad-hoc committees. Should the ad-hoc committee, for example the strategic planning committee, reconvene and begin to craft a specific COVID-19-based pivot, while other goals are reprioritzed? Do you need to convene a special task force to address emerging needs? What functional expertise is needed on this task force? Ensure everyone is familiar with your bylaws and you are working in accordance with them. If changes are needed to accommodate these special circumstances, seek legal advice to ensure your decisions are legal. Document your decision and actions.

Santushi Kuruppu, October 2020