Debate issues, plan and review strategies efficiently and effectively

Leading an organisation is a collective role of the Board.

Could your Board make more effective decisions, balance priorities more efficiently, take more of a lead in promoting the purpose, vision and values of the organisation? The energy from a Board that works well together is infectious and has a positive impact upon the workforce. 

The UK Corporate Governance Code 2018 describes a successful company as being led by:
“an effective and entrepreneurial board, whose role is to promote the long-term sustainable success of the company, generating value for shareholders and contributing to wider society.”

Within that one sentence, the definition of a successful board will be one that manages a variety of competing interests with all Board members being equally responsible for performance and conformance.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) identifies that the tasks of the board of directors to include: –

  • Establishing and maintaining vision, purpose, and values
  • Deciding strategy and structure
  • Delegating authority to management and monitors and evaluating the implementation of policies, strategies, and business plans
  • Accountability to shareholders and other relevant stakeholders

If any of the above is undertaken without challenge and debate then the board should consider its effectiveness and, potentially, its diversity. Success is likely to follow a Board that recognises challenge and debate is meaningful, constructive, and progressive and can ensure this is undertaken respectfully.

If you are a director and seeking to maximise your Board’s potential and increase its effectiveness, a tailored programme is available to enhance communication and decision making.

This can be a one-off session or, alternatively, a series of sessions which can include psychometric profiling for your Board to further understand their individual and collective dynamic. The profiling is undertaken by an experienced third party who has extensive Board experience both in the UK and internationally and utilises the DISC personality profile tool.

Director and board effectiveness Milton Keynes