In a changing political and business landscape, a board of directors has never been as important as it is now. In order for the board of directors to be effective, there are certain boardroom best practices that should be followed - from proper orientation for a new member of the board to social dynamics among board members to shareholder engagement with the board.

Directors, corporate secretaries and general counsels are tasked with making board meetings as productive as possible - both through the use of technology in the boardroom, stronger agenda building and the creation of more follow-up items for committees and beyond.