Organizational Development

With more than 30 years of experience, Barnett Consulting has developed the competencies to support a wide range of non-profit and corporate boards of directors.

Non-Profit Boards

Many agencies owe their existence to the dedication of individuals who served as board and staff members when their organization was a “kitchen table” enterprise. As organizations mature, roles and responsibilities often become co-mingled and confused. In some cases, governance boards may lose their way and fail to function for the purpose for which they were established

Boards have legal, moral and ethical responsibilities. Barnett Consulting has the experience to assist in sorting out the responsibilities of board members and staff to achieve a high level of cooperation

Answers to “What is acceptable board member behavior?” are likely to be very different even within the same board. Contact us to clarify and establish a consistent view of board and staff responsibilities

For-Profit Boards

Board of Directors is elected by shareholders and is the ultimate decision-making body of the company except with respect to those matters reserved to the shareholders. The Board selects the senior management team who is charged with the conduct of the Company’s business. The Board acts as advisor and counselor to senior management and ultimately monitors their performance

The fundamental role of directors is to exercise their business judgment to act in what they believe to be in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. Directors rely on the honesty and integrity of the company’s senior management and expert legal, accounting, financial and other advisors to perform these responsibilities

The need for external assistance frequently is associated with the intersection of management and board responsibilities. An external perspective often leads to a more cooperative relationship between board and management, and improves overall performance of the company

Barnett Consulting performs assessments of company boards and management teams