Start as you mean to go on
A successful board meeting starts long before the boardroom. At its beginning lies the need for a clear set of priorities that become the foundation for your board’s agenda.
Agenda Planner will focus your board on what matters most, turning governance into a powerful driver of purpose and performance.
Why strong agendas matter to directors
Too often the status quo dictates the board agenda. And to make matters worse, the growing burden of compliance and regulation leaves even less time for strategy and broader stakeholder conversations.
“We would use our time better if we abandoned the ‘high church’ rituals. Wasting the first half an hour reviewing minutes & matters arising does little to set the scene for a rich debate.”
~ Sir Kenneth Olisa, Chair
What boards need from their meeting agendas
Our Agenda Planner tool takes the complexity out of setting your forward agendas. From one “at a glance” view you can quickly plan your annual calendar, manage last minute changes, weight where your board spends its time and proactively course-correct so that it’s your board’s priorities, not convention, that drives your organisation forward.
“Translating our priorities to agendas gives the board and me confidence we’ll use our time well.”
~ John Pettigrew, CEO, National Grid
How does Agenda Planner work
With the ease of the drag-and-drop feature, you can move your agenda items seamlessly between meetings and the timings will automatically update across your agenda. So when those inevitable last-minute changes crop up you’ll be at a loose end rather than your wit’s end.
Boards, rightly, want to balance their time across a wide range of stakeholders, from the shareholder, to employees, the environment and increasingly society at large. Easily tag and monitor your agenda items by stakeholder groups to ensure your board maintains the right balance of focus in its discussion and, for UK companies, fulfil its Section 172 obligations.
Agenda items rarely come to the board in isolation — they’ll often have been tabled at a management meeting or committee forum first. Link your agenda items, so that postponing an item in one forum highlights the impact on another, making the web of dependencies easy to manage.
Understand whether your board has spent its most precious resource — time — in the right way. Meeting analytics let you see at a glance where your board might be spending too much or too little time.
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