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I’m Mary Morel
Author | Board-paper specialist | Creator of online courses | Writing coach
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Be consistent at all levels of writing I’ve read a lot of board papers lately and been reminded of the need for consistency at every level of a paper. Consistent messaging provides clarity while inconsistent messaging leads to questioning and distrust. When your formatting, word choice and styles are consistent, no feature stands out to […]
I am not a fan of purpose statements in board papers because they are unnecessary and cover information that is not strictly speaking a purpose. With a noting (information) paper, it is obvious the purpose of the paper is to inform. With a decision paper, the directors know that an approval is being sought and […]
There are two aspects to writing board paper recommendations: what you say and how you say it, i.e. styles. Content of board paper recommendations Most organisations have two types of papers – decision and noting (information). Some have discussion papers as well, and they are similar to a noting paper. Decision recommendations in board papersIn […]