When you have a board overseeing the operations of your support team organisation part of their role is to make the “big decisions”.

Examples are decisions that…

  • involve risks or opportunities to the vision for the good life of the person such as where the person might live.
  • involve large amounts of money from the budget such as purchasing expensive technology, or having to pay increased rent
  • involve a change in plans, goals and strategies the team are working towards or using

Board members are legally responsible for making sure they do their “due diligence” in making a decision.  ASIC (one of the regulatory bodies overseeing legal entities) describes this as taking the steps any reasonable person would be expected to do in the same situation.

Here is a board decision making framework to help your board make sure they have done what a reasonable person would be expected to do when making a decision.