Is It Time to Remove a Board Member?

May 26, 2015 By: Mark Athitakis

If a board member is routinely derailing the association's work, it's time to start defusing the situation—and, in the worst-case scenario, consider the member's removal.

Just about every board has a person (maybe even more than one) who becomes the in-house provocateur, asking challenging questions and setting up roadblocks in front of generally smooth decisions. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; dissent and disagreement can be the sign of a healthy board. But what if the person is actively alienating the group and standing in the way of its progress? When does it come to the point where removal becomes an issue?...