But you don’t need to adopt the meeting agenda. Learn why!
If you adopt an agenda, technically speaking you have to vote to waver from the adopted agenda.
Agendas are a necessity in most meetings, so you stay on track, and know what’s on your plate. So make one, and run with it. But don’t adopt it at the beginning of most small board meetings.
Expecting a contentious session? Maybe adopting the agenda is appropriate.
Learn how to develop an agenda — and why it should be based on your standard order of business (the two are different animals!).