I'm currently working with a client where the board gave the ED the opportunity to resign before firing him. He took that opportunity. He and the board have an agreement of some sort where neither side can talk about what happened - and I'm not sure what the limits are on this.
This is an organization with members and the rumors are rife filling in that information gap. There's also some open discontent with the level of information being shared.
Given the generic description that I've shared, what are your thoughts on appropriate levels of communication in this sort of situation? Yes, they need to stick with that agreement - but what should have been in that agreement? What should they share? Where's the balance between responsibility to members and to employee confidentiality?
Thanks for any insight.