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- Ends – the benefits the organization is to produce, for which people, at what cost or worth. Ends are developed based on the Board's knowledge of and interaction with the owners - those to whom the Board is morally accountable.
- Executive Limitations – the boundaries of prudence and ethics within which the Board allows the CEO to make further decisions about means, the way things are done.
- Board–Management Delegation – the manner in which the Board delegates authority to staff through the CEO and holds the CEO accountable.
- Governance Process – the manner in which the Board itself operates, including its philosophy, accountability, discipline, and its own job.
With these policies in place, the Board can delegate the achievement of the Ends to the CEO, be assured that they are in fact being achieved, and that the manner in which this occurs does not exceed the Board's boundaries of prudence and ethics. This assurance is based, not on trust, but on a carefully structured monitoring process.
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