The year widely if wrongly described as "post pandemic" has lessons for the what and the how of governance, BAU and business-as-unusual, and the changing nature of accountability.
Boards have an urgent need to focus on opportunity in climate action in addition to our continuing role in climate risk mitigation. The time is now.
If you want to drive change, don't drive alone. Identify your allies. Bring those allies with you. Let them ride shotgun.
Inclusion is not an "HR problem" but a strategic challenge for boards. The solution does not lie only in fixing how you hire but in committing to driving cultural change.
If you are a board director who lacks fluency in technologies, established or emerging, you may be failing in your duties as a director, perhaps without realising.
Governance is a contact sport that requires boards to understand the connective tissue of an organisation; which like the human body is sadly only noticed when it fails to deliver as expected. We can choose to take more conscious approaches to noting its role.
Boards are in a liminal space as growing complexity necessitates different governance structures, different people, and frequent self-reviews for relevance.
The title is aspirational but the book seems mainly fit for a layperson, who is just getting started on the idea that capitalism in its current form is not serving broader society and needs reform.
The power balance between employers and potential and current employees is shifting. Boards and CEOs would do well to heed the risks arising.
The pandemic has given us a chance to question why we work, where we work, how we work. This is our opportunity to create truly inclusive and enabling organisational cultures.
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