Some of the ways in which you can improve the running of an overseas board meeting include:

  • Planning and preparing the agenda for the meeting like you would with any other meeting.
  • Scheduling meetings well in advance, so that there is enough time for directors to plan for them.
  • Not planning meetings immediately after a director has just landed in another country. A reasonable time should be given to directors gather themselves after a long flight.
  • Use the planning stage of the meeting to ensure that the board are all on the same page in relation to matters of priority, risk and opportunity.
  • If it is your first overseas meeting, it may be helpful to ask other directors with experience about what mistakes they could avoid.
  • It may be beneficial for board members to visit relevant places in pairs. This will enable the board to cover more ground in a shorter amount of time.
  • If it is possible, the overseas board meeting should be held in conjunction with a study or fact-finding tour.
  • Ensure that there is enough time in the schedule for the directors to regroup, reflect and discuss their insights.

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