The nonprofit board as a team : pilot results and initial insights
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There is a growing desire for boards of nonprofits to deliver better governance to the organizations they control. Consequently, self-evaluation has become an important tool for nonprofit boards to meet these expectations and demonstrate that they are discharging their responsibilities effectively. This article describes initial results aimed at developing a psychometrically sound, survey-based board evaluation instrument, based on the Team Development Survey (TDS), that assesses the team attributes of an organization’s board. Our results indicate that while constructs applicable to teams generally appear to apply to boards, there are also important differences. We highlight how a perception of board objective clarity, appropriate skills mix, resource availability, and psychological safety were positively and significantly associated with measures of board, management and organizational performance.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||self-evaluation, corporate governance, psychometrical evaluation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Jossey-Bass Inc|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2012 08:11|
|Last Modified:||02 Oct 2014 11:31|
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