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Building a great board

Building a great board

Directors and business leaders discuss how they approach board composition, the potential “blind spots” boards may need to address, and how they consider other factors to build strong boards.

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Building a great board

Building a Great Board

Audit Committee Institute - Global Boardroom Insights

In this edition of Global Boardroom Insights (PDF 4,906 KB), directors and business leaders from companies across the globe discuss how the approach board composition, potential “blind spots” that boards may need to address, and how they consider other factors to build strong boards.

While their individual views offer varying perspectives, the interviews offer several universal takeaways: 

  • Robust board evaluations are a key part of a board composition and
    refreshment strategy. 
  • Formal director succession plans/processes can help facilitate change in
    the boardroom.
  • Boards should seek to achieve diversity in the widest sense.
  • Strong leadership in the boardroom is important to facilitate healthy
    debate and address potential conflict or friction.
  • Technology and/or international expertise are emerging as key boardroom
    traits for many companies.

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