AN EXECUTIVE BOARD is the leadership representation of an organization.  It consists of several people who have to be chosen by officials of the organization or company in question.  If it is an educational institution, it is either the administrators or the teaching staff who choose the executive board.  If a person is proposed, then the other members have to agree and a vote is cast to determine if the person will be accepted onto the board or not.  The executive members unanimously lead the organization and make decision as a team.   

Leadership Obligations of the Executive Board
  • Long-standing resolutions have to be made by the board.  These decisions tend to affect how the company is being run, how the employees are supposed to act, and how certain issues are going to be tackled when they arise. 
  • Employee management and human resources decisions.  They have come to a realization that content employees are very productive and that benefits them, too.  Therefore, they come up with ways of improving the employees’ work environment.
  • Bettering how the organization or company interacts with other institutions.  There is dependence between companies because of the sharing of resources or services.  If the organization is not feeding these relationships well, then there is bound to be a problem.  For example, if a supplier feels that she has been treated in an unprofessional way, then the business relations are going to become sour.
  • Conservation of the environment has become a very big thing.  Companies and organizations that regard this issue and make it practical get recognized and that can be used as positive image marketing.  Therefore, it is up to the board to make sure that they do not pose a danger to the environment because that will be easily noticeable and…well…also be bad for the environment.
  • A company or institution that is always attracting lawsuits probably has a problem with adhering to the moral and business code of conduct.  The executive board makes sure that all the codes of conduct are being adhered to, and that employees are being treated with respect and are not being discriminated in any way.
  • If the company is in need of a chief executive officer (CEO), it is the board’s responsibility to recruit and hire one.  If the CEO wants to exercise some new leadership techniques and she is facing opposition, the board is supposed to give their support if they have no objective to how things are being run.  Something else about the CEO is that the board reexamines the company’s productivity level and if it is high, then they keep her in her position.
  • It is the role of the board to ensure that the company, institution or organization has enough money to survive.  The CEO, department heads, and employees should not get to a point where they look for ways of sourcing money for endurance.
  • When budgets are made each financial year, it is up to the board to reject or endorse them.