Board management principles determine how a board manages its affairs. They govern the relationship between the company and its Board of Directors, and how the Board manages corporate affairs that cannot be delegated lower-ranking officers.

As a result, the board is responsible for many things that can’t be included in an organization’s annual report. The board, for instance has to recruit and hire the CEO, ensure that the company is operating in its best interest and then communicate any issues that are of concern to shareholders. The board’s job is to assess the company’s capacity and potential.

Many boards conduct annual reviews to improve their performance. These can be focused on the board as well as its committees, individual directors or the chair.

A standard practice is to keep a record of each meetings. This assists the board in understanding the impact of its decisions on other people such as employees and investors. A well-written document can be a valuable piece evidence in legal proceedings.

In addition, the board must be able to identify and assess risks. This includes identifying weaknesses of the business and devising strategies to address or eliminate them. It also involves assessing the impact of any potential changes on stakeholders, such as communities. The board must be kept informed of major developments as quickly as it is possible. The board, for example is required to be aware when CEO compensation exceeds the company’s overall performance and average wage for employees.