Running an organization is a team sport. It is very important that all members of the team - whether on the staff, in management, or on the board - understand the role of governance and what constitutes effective governance. Effective governance is efficient, allows a respectful discussion of ideas, is simple, is focused, is integrated and synergistic, has good outcomes, preserves community assets, and leads to enjoyment and personal reward for the individual owners and board members. The Brighton at Bay Colony board has 3 primary roles: to establish policies, to make significant and strategic decisions, and to oversee the organization's General Manager. The board’s responsibilities, limitations, and powers are dictated, with specificity, in the below Declaration of Condominium, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and amendments.