#TrusteeWeek Top 5 Countdown – No.1

12 November 19

It’s the Gallanach #TrusteeWeek top 5 countdown time.

Coming in at no.1 on the activities charity boards could do better is…

Future thinking

What are your long term funding prospects? What will your beneficiaries want from you in a few years time as the world changes? What might be the impact of AI, driverless cars, climate change and an ageing population?

These, and many others, are questions boards should be contemplating. Not to attempt to predict the future but rather to prepare for the inevitable change, whatever form it might take.

My view is boards should spend equal time on monitoring current performance and impact, reflecting on past and making current big decisions, and thinking about and preparing for the future.

How much time does your board spend on future thinking?

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I’ve worked with Norman for nearly seven years and have seen first hand his ability to think and act strategically while at the same time setting high standards for operational delivery.  He fully understands how to support the development of a high performing board and get the best out of people in the workforce.  We’ve worked together on some difficult issues and Norman has always impressed by his ability to find practical, viable and successful outcomes.

Bryan Portman – Non Executive Director, Moss Bros & Chair, Family Action