The question that often goes through my mind when I’m working with a board and notice a board member who shows absolutely no interest in the work of the board is, ‘why are they there?’
Among the useful comments in this article is the question, ‘ if board members are not motivated to perform well then is that the fault of the job, not the individual board members?’
Three statements the author considers are:
The work I am doing is meaningful:
I feel a sense of responsibility
I have knowledge of the outcomes of my work
There’s some helpful tips in this article if you have a bored board member.