While most boardrooms know digital transformation is important, it’s considerably easier to discuss than to implement. In fact, 59% of UK CEOs in PwC’s 20th CEO survey believe their organisation’s ability to adapt to the speed of technological change is a real concern.
Playing the right role impacts the bottom line in business, so it’s important that you get into character before delivering your boardroom performance.
The government’s green paper on corporate governance focuses on three areas for parliamentary debate: executive pay, strengthening the employee and wider stakeholder voice and extending current corporate governance regulations to large private businesses.
Whether activist investors on a board add or subtract value has fuelled much debate – though business owners tend to choose the latter option. However, in a Harvard Business Review article it was suggested activist investors could prove to be a valuable asset to a company’s board.
While there hasn’t been a study produced on the specific impact brain training can have in the boardroom, it is well known many high level execs use certain techniques – what impact can they have on your business?
Despite its basic meaning, growth is actually rather complicated – after all, what it means to you could be different to board members. That’s precisely why business leaders should be careful they do not to start running before the company can walk.
While 2014 saw all of Britain’s leading manufacturers have at least one female director on board, a recent EEF study urged firms to do more to tackle the industry’s outdated “dirty and unglamorous” image. As such, we asked four female manufacturers about the gender divide in the industry – and discovered how crucial it was to nurture talent from classroom to boardroom.
Boards must better plan in advance for executive and non-executive positions or risk undermining the company's effectiveness and sustainability, the FRC has warned – especially when it comes to the role of CFO.
The proportion of non-white managers in 7,700 positions below the boardroom level of FTSE 100 companies has fallen to 5.7 per cent from 6.2 per cent a year ago, a new study has found.
Boards of businesses large and small are under increasing pressure to perform and recent corporate scandals have highlighted the need for greater transparency about board operation and decision- making.
What happens when the directors and shareholders in a private company are the same people and those individuals no longer see eye to eye?
There are many groups and campaigns to promote women in all aspects of their lives: to increase their participation in education; sport and exercise; to run their own businesses; to study science and technology; to rise to the top of their organisation and lead the way and to feel confident when taking a career break for caring responsibilities either for children or aging relatives. Importantly, we know we need to work on these challenges at a global level.