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The authors surveyed leaders of 851 nonprofit organizations about the deliberate steps taken to change the functioning of the boards in their organizations. The results indicate that each organization needs to choose its own "best" way of running its board based on its culture, environment, etc.
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The study stresses that in order for boards to become more effective, it is important that roles and responsibilities are not restrictive. More attention needs to be paid to the current organizational needs, culture and environment in order to find a balance point at which board members are motivated and have the necessary tools to realize their leadership potential.
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