Galvin and Associates

Serve refreshments and take breaks



Often, board meetings run nonstop because there is too much material to cover in too little time. But taking breaks and offering refreshments can boost board effectiveness. Most adults appreciate a “bio break” every 90-120 minutes. Ignore this practice and people will be going in and out of the meeting at various intervals, sometimes disrupting discussion. For shorter board meetings, even offering coffee, tea, or water makes a positive difference for board members. Healthy snacks can provide a needed boost of energy during an early morning or evening meeting.

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