Why Boards Procrastinate, and How You Can Fix It

Why Boards Procrastinate, and How You Can Fix It

By: Shawn Casemore

Sometimes even the best board characteristics, like diverse membership and a desire to reach consensus, can lead to poor performance—particularly a tendency to procrastinate on important decisions. Here's how you can help your board avoid decision paralysis.

The first board of directors I was ever a part of included a unique and diverse mix of people. Several members had been on the board for nearly five years, and a few had only recently joined. There were also significant generational and experiential gaps. ...