Guide To Good Governance: A Quick Overview Of Governance Models Content in this excerpt first appeared as part of Governing for Results: A Director’s Guide to Good Governance, a guide to effective governance for board members and their senior executives. Below are detailed descriptions of board types and their relevance to various organizations. Operational - The Board does the work of the organization and manages as well as governs it. This is typical of a board in the 'founding' stage and organizations, such as service clubs, that have no staff that must . . .