A Board of Directors fundamental responsibility is directing operations and holding operations accountable.
Can Board Members do work in the organization or have operational responsibilities? It depends.
Is the Board of Directors fundamental responsibility of directing operations and holding operations accountable being neglected or compromised?
It is not the duty or responsibility of the Board or Board members to do operational work. The duty and responsibility of the Board and Board members is to ensure that operational work is aligned with long-term objectives and that operations are as effective and efficient as possible. If these governance fundamentals are neglected or compromised the Board is neglecting it’s responsibilities no matter what other work the Board or Board members do.