Experts single out plenty of necessary skills a good chairman needs to know that a meeting is productive. This includes ways of closing a board meeting. Knowing how to ethically break a meeting and how to make sure the directors have resolved all the issues on the agenda is an art.
The Ways to Reschedule a Board Meeting
The chairman’s objective is to help board members focus on running their business and accomplishing their essential tasks. The aspect of adjourning a meeting of directors is a key point that every chairman should understand, given the weight that closing words have onboard members. A clock and an agenda will help you understand that it’s time to take a break. You will be able to either close all the topics on the agenda, or the time assigned for the meeting will expire. Anyway, these things must happen at the same time.
Before the board meeting closes, the chairman is free to ask the participants if there are any other issues to discuss. If time runs out on a topic requiring further discussion, or if the directors bring the topic up, the chairman may deviate from the agenda to discuss it immediately, or announce that it will be added to the next board’s agenda. The chairman then formally adjourned the meeting.
Sometimes, it is not recommended to continue the meeting. So, a member of the board may intervene and announce a break, scheduling the continuation of the meeting for the next day. Simply put, he/she has the right to offer to postpone the meeting to meet again at a time to be chosen in the future.
Grounds for Closing the Meeting
There are generally three essential reasons why a board meeting should end, namely:
You Don’t Have Much Time
Whilst setting the duration of a company’s meeting, you need to stick to that time correctly. The thing is that the board directors have quite a busy life with a lot of additional work. The correct time prevents the meeting from dragging out too long and the risk of the members getting distracted from current issues.
You Have Considered All the Agenda Aspects
The meeting can end happily after discussing and voting on all planned issues, considering the proposal and recommendation as well as receiving financial statements and necessary reports. At the end of the appointment, the chairman may allow further discussion, or promise to add it to the agenda of the meeting scheduled for another day.
You’re Failed to Establish a Quorum
A company’s quorum refers to the minimum number of participants required for a board summit to have the power to make decisions. If required by the law or is part of the enterprise’s and association’s articles of, you may be required to reschedule an appointment in the absence of a quorum.
Tips for Closing a Meeting on Time
The following describes the algorithm for both holding successful board meetings and completing them on schedule:
- create a productive appointment agenda;
- manage your meeting schedule;
- make sure all the participants are fully briefed on the topic of the session;
- show clear leadership qualities;
- resolve all emerging conflicts and problems of the team and finish without a negative sediment;
- request a review.