Shared governance in univsersities

Board-Staff Relationships: For-Profits Take Cue From Nonprofit Model

Board-Staff Relationships: For-Profits Take Cue From Nonprofit Model

By Eugene Fram

The hierarchy-organized business is declining in importance. Senior business CEOs, as board members and senior managers, are now blogging or tweeting messages directly to staff. The two founders of Google have frequent company-wide forums that personally or electronically allow every employee to address direct questions to the founders.

While these changes are new in business environments, informal and formal relationships between nonprofit boards and staffs have been in place for decades. (more…)