Best Practices for Committees and Decision Support - Institute on Governance

Best Practices for Committees and Decision Support

A range of questions that organizations should ask themselves about how their committees work - or fail to work

Effective integration of committees is one of the problems that we most frequently encounter in our advisory practice.

Almost all public sector organizations rely on internal (and sometimes partly external) committee structures to socialize information, develop policies and protocols, and support senior-level decision making. Yet confusion or outright dysfunctionality in the work and effective integration of committees is one of the problems that we most frequently encounter in our advisory practice. Drawing on the literature as well as our significant experience in this area, we have identified a range of best practices for structuring committees, which includes a range of questions that organizations should ask themselves about how their committees work – or fail to work.

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