The Top 10 Most Common Board Shortcomings

Posted on August 31, 2012

     In this insightful article titled, “The Top 10 Most Common Board Shortcomings,” there are ten things that boards do wrong and suggestions for creating a more solid and effective board for organizations.  The 10 shortcomings are as follows: 1) Veering off mission, 2) complacency, 3) misguided motivations, 4) multiple voices, 5) micromanagement, 6) limitless terms, 7) lawless governance, 8) no self-assessment, 9) lack of self-improvement, 10) knotted purse strings.  One that I find truly important is number 8.  Without self-assessment and taking a cheshbon hanefesh to see how things are going, the organization can lose sight of its goals and fail to accomplish them.  We at Areyvut make sure to keep on track by setting and evaluating our goals for the longterm but also for each project and program we carry out.  We make sure to evaluate the success of our programs and be open and honest with ourselves in order to make improvements to better ourselves all the time.  Our board members are open-minded individuals who are innovative and passionate about chesed, tzedakah, and tikkun olam.  If you are interested in joining our team of board members, please contact us at

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