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Board Priorities and Protocols

Board Priorities and Protocols

Insights to help drive the Board agenda.

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On the 2017 Board agenda

Drawing on insights from our survey work and interactions with directors and business leaders, we’ve highlighted seven items that Boards should keep in mind as they help guide the company forward in the year ahead.

  • Recognize that connecting and calibrating strategy and risk is more important—and more challenging - than ever.
  • Develop and execute the strategy based on total impact.
  • Take a hard look at the Board’s composition: Is the talent in the boardroom aligned with the company’s strategy and future needs?
  • Pay particular attention to potential risks posed by tone at the top, culture, and incentives.
  • Reassess the company’s crisis prevention and readiness efforts.
  • Reassess the company’s shareholder engagement program.
  • Refine and widen boardroom discussions about cyber risk and security.

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On the 2016 Board agenda

Drawing on insights from our interactions with directors and business leaders, we’ve flagged six things that Boards should keep in mind as they consider and carry out their 2016 agendas.

  • Deepen the Board’s engagement in strategy and assess the continuing validity of assumptions at the core of the strategy.
  • Make talent development a strategic priority.
  • Reassess the company’s vulnerability to business interruption, and its crisis readiness.
  • Refine and broaden boardroom discussions about cyber risk and security.
  • Promote effective engagement with shareholders, including the activists.
  • Keep Board composition front and center.

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