Framing is everything
The frame makes the picture It’s amazing what a good mat and frame can do for a piece of art. Choosing those things is an art in itself. The same applies to board policies. In this practical guidance for board governance series, I have thus far considered why and how the board must own its responsibility for good governance and suggested some practical ways by which the board may exercise its responsibilities. I suggested that boards must learn to frame their issues, craft their policies, and limit their solutions in terms of ends rather than means. In my last post, I offered two questions that are useful for filtering and framing matters that may arise: - Is this matter really a board issue? - How can we resolve this issue in terms of ends rather than means?