After a Clio Board Meeting last week I received the following email from Jack Newton, the company’s amazing co-founder & CEO.
I’d like to experiment with requesting some 1:1 feedback on our board meetings. Please take 5 minutes and provide feedback through this Typeform:
I thought this was a really great idea and worth sharing here. I removed the URL from Jack’s Typeform but rebuilt it quickly so that you can check it out:
If you’re not getting feedback from your Board members you’re missing out on something. Preparing and holding Board meetings is a big time investment, and making them really effective isn’t easy. So you should try to get as much value out of them as possible.
Sending out a post-meeting Typeform is, of course, not the only way to get feedback: In some Boards that I’m a member of we sometimes do an executive session between the CEO and the directors. Sometimes I try to summarize my thoughts at the end of the meeting, sometimes I do it in a followup email after the meeting.
But doing it with a Typeform might help you ensure that you’ll be getting feedback more consistently: after each Board meeting, from each director. I think this format might also help you get more candid feedback because not everyone is good at delivering honest feedback in a meeting. As a side benefit, you’ll start building an archive of feedback that you can revisit later. No rocket science, but sometimes little things can make a difference, and I’m curious to see how this one will pan out.