A new report suggests so.
The Female FTSE Board Report, published by Cranfield University’s School of Management claims that women are being given board appointments at FTSE 100 companies for ‘symbolic value’ as they serve a shorter tenure than their male counterparts.
Best practice board meetings are an art. Here, we examine the strategies you can use to ensure your meetings are well-run, and all your directors are well-prepared.
In recent blogs, we’ve looked at how you can give your board meetings the purpose they need to be effective and how best practice chair..
Having a clear purpose for a board meeting is essential. If you want to maximise its effectiveness, a clear and communicated purpose is vital.
But too many meetings – boards, committees or otherwise – operate with a sub-optimal structure and no clear objective.
Last week, we announced that our company name is changing to Simplifie.
Why the change – and why do names matter? We look at the reasons behind our new name.
Is the corporate board broken? An article in Executive Grapevine this week suggests that it is. Let’s look at the evidence and ask, if the board is broken, how can we make it better?
An interesting article this week explores ‘board malfunctions’ and the problems that arise from dysfunctional boardrooms.
You’ve decided to move to a board portal. Or you already use a portal-based approach, and need to change providers.
A key role of a board is to provide corporate governance. Along with setting strategy, this is recognised as one of its main responsibilities.
But how well does yours deliver on this?
A new report from Deloitte identifies four types of leader that will shine in the fourth industrial revolution, or ‘Industry 4.0’.
The report, Success personified in the fourth industrial revolution is the output from Deloitte’s second annual survey ‘assessing business and government readiness for ..
When you’re selecting a board portal – or thinking about changing portal provider – security should be one of your key considerations.
Alongside capability, cost and user-friendliness, security is one of the most important criteria when you are weighing up potential solutions.
Corporate governance is no longer just a nice-to-have. Transparency, ethics, compliance – these are the yardsticks clients and prospects use to measure your firm against its competitors.
For small businesses, though, the costs associated with corporate governance can seem prohibitive. Although with ..
At the start of 2018, we looked at why the board is crucial for the success of your digital transformation projects.
As we approach the end of the year, we look more deeply into what exactly this means. Who do you need on your board for digital success, and what actions do they need to take?
Corporate governance is one of the key areas of focus for today’s board.
With growing attention on firms’ ethics, more transparency than ever and an ever-increasing list of regulations to comply with, governance and compliance take up a lot of the board’s time.
But compliance can be costly. What if..
This month saw the publication of a new report looking at Improving gender balance in FTSE Leadership.
The report is the third released as part of the Hampton-Alexander Review, an independent review body which works to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards.
It captures data on over 23,000 ..
In recent years, the use of digital solutions in the boardroom has mushroomed.
The evolution and widespread adoption of technology like iPads, the drive for greater corporate governance and directors’ desires for user-friendly meeting papers have propelled the growth of board portals as a means of d..