Good governance is more important than ever, but this involves us adapting our governance to best fit the circumstances (internal, local and national).
COVID-19 is the biggest single disruption to our society since World War II. We are aware of changes across the third sector and various suspensions of board meetings or finding alternative methods of holding meetings. There is no definitive answer as to the proper response, but decisions made now will have shorter and longer term consequences.
Most organisations are facing unprecedented challenges, whether through user demand, through uncertainty of dealing with evolving central government direction and guidance, through impact on funding and ability to keep operations ticking over as sustainably as possible under some level of interruption. From a governance perspective, being clear and having key stakeholders fully focused on what your objectives are is crucial. It should be from this perspective that any modified governance arrangements are developed.
We have set out below some key questions, to support you in effective yet optimised governance. These can be used as prompt points for your organisation, to promote thinking, discussion and response.
Finally, remember that your Wilkins Kennedy advisers are always here to offer support to clients and never more so than now. Please get in touch with your usual engagement lead or manager to discuss any issues you are facing, whether ad-hoc advice is required, a sounding board, or a more formal partnership on any challenges to help inform your evolving arrangements.
We look forward to helping you work through your specific circumstances and tailor any advice to suit your unique context. As in all our work, we want to support effective decision making and best possible delivery of your outcomes.
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