Board of the Future: Moving toward a more diverse, more in tune European board

Boards of directors are set to take a more active lead within companies than they have done in the past. This bias toward action is one of the key findings of a Heidrick & Struggles survey on the board of the future, with 55 board members from European companies and 28 investors, complemented by interviews…

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2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board matters

This report from Deliotte and the NACD is designed to give corporate directors and senior executives a comprehensive overview of major business and governance issues likely to demand board focus over the coming year.

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2019 BDO Board Survey

According to the 2019 BDO Board Survey, public company boards, of varying market caps, are busy navigating various oversight issues while evolving the way they communicate key decisions, actions and company performance to meet new or changing stakeholders’ demands.

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PwC’s Global Crisis Survey 2019

By delving deep into the real-world experiences PwC uncovered some surprising findings, many of which turn the basic notion of crisis management on its head. The report heard from 2,084 senior executives, in organisations of all sizes, in 25 industries, and across 43 countries.

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PwC’s 2019 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

PwC’s 2019 Annual Corporate Directors Survey, which collected the views of over 700 public company directors, shows that directors themselves feel a record level of dissatisfaction with their peers. Corporate boards, however, are famously slow to turn over.

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How Should Corporate Boards Evaluate Their Effectiveness?

George Anderson, partner at Spencer Stuart, explores with TK Kerstetter on Inside America’s Boardrooms how board culture and the board succession planning process play a key role in enhancing board performance.

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Board monitor Europe 2019

Heidrick & Struggles examine a range of data on the background and experience of newly appointed independent, non-executive directors, by region and country, compared with past years. As the boards of Europe’s public companies strive to do more than ever to meet a challenging business environment, diversity of board members’ background and experience is key…

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Setting the pace or keeping up — is your board future-fit?

Discover six new or improved practices your board can adopt to become future-fit. In a technology-enabled transformative age, businesses have moved outside of traditional capabilities and continue to explore new business models and ways of working, including in the boardroom. To keep pace, boards need to reshape and reimagine their roles in order to ensure…

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Back Channels in the Boardroom

Side conversations can be enormously valuable. Conducted properly, they allow teams to work together smoothly and efficiently. Conducted improperly, they can encourage political manoeuvring, marginalise members with key expertise, foster inappropriate alliances, and lead to poor decisions. Harvard Business Review combined large-scale surveys with in-depth interviews and discuss how boards should handle these important back channels of communication.

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Facilitating the board’s engagement in strategy

Considered as one of the top challenges for board’s today, this white paper from KPMG focuses on helping the CEO/Board chair to facilitate the board’s engagement in strategy. It’s never been more important to devote quality time to strategy and thinking about the future as technology, innovation and other disruptive forces undermine business models and…

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