Strategy should be the very essence of the board.
The remit of directors – executive or non-exec – should be to identify corporate objectives and put in place actions to achieve them. And in many boards, this is the case.
But all too often, boards can get bogged down in the detail, to the detriment ..
The need for greater board diversity has never been stronger than right now.
The wide acceptance of this need in the world of corporate governance is highlighted, not by the fact that it is a hot topic, but by the interrelationship between positive business performance and workforce diversity. Divis..
The directors and senior leaders who make up your board have wide-ranging responsibilities.
They need a good grasp of all the issues – internal and external – that impact your organisation’s performance, direction and decisions. And with limited time to understand the details of all areas of corpora..
A new survey has fascinating insights into the ways British employees’ time is wasted in meetings.
HR Grapevine reports that over half (55%) of British employees waste time waiting for other attendees to join meetings.
49% spend ten minutes trying to find the meeting room (presumably, some of these ..
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 ..