Most decisions beyond the normal day-to-day running of a business will require a resolution. These also need to be passed for any decision which affects the constitution or rules of a company. Examples include:
- appointing company directors
- changing directors' powers
- changing the name of a company, or
- changing the share structure
The company articles will normally state if a resolution is required for a certain decision and may determine the type of resolution needed (eg ordinary or special).