This resource will help the small business owner evaluate and find skilled board members and discover ways to maximize a board's impact, Inc.com has assembled its best resources on the topic. Topics include:
Where to Begin,
Populating Your Board with the Best People,
Evaluating and Using a Board Effectively,
Working with Your Board, and
Being a Board Member
Type of Material:
Can be used for group work
Can be used for individual projects
Can be used for class discussion
Worked on the following Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 Mac OSX 10.6+ Linux Ubuntu 12+ iOS 8+ (in browser) Chrome 31+ Firefox 35+ Internet Explorer 11+ Microsoft Edge iOS Safari 8.3+
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Users will learn how to evaluate and find skilled board members
Users will discover ways to maximize a board's impact
Students will understand the importance of a board to a company or organization.
Target Student Population:
Upper division management or business courses
Can be used for small business owner training
Could be used in MBA courses
Could be used for entrepreneurship courses
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Need to have a general understanding of organizations through other management courses.
Provides great information regarding board formation and management
Provides excellent group of resources
Provides current information.
With a variety of authors, there is a variety of viewpoints.
Written for business owners, so students may not understand a lot
Instructor will need to develop specific assignments
Accuracy and reliability of articles may be questionable since they are not journal articles
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Lots of up to date information
Takes a broad view
Articles are very concise
Very easy to read articles
This is a somewhat commercial site with lots of information, so it may distract students
Instructor will have to develop a plan for how to use information
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Very easy to use
Articles are very short
Easy to comprehend
Since these are articles, one has to use back button to return to site.
Should open in new window
Writing styles vary
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