On the board’s agenda


On the Board’s agenda

Organisational Culture: Recognising signs of a toxic culture

Welcome to the new issue of On the Board’s agenda, a publication where we focus on topical issues of importance to directors.

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In this issue…

Obtaining a clear understanding of an organisation’s culture and mitigating its culture-related risks isn’t easy. James L. Goodfellow, a director of Canadian Tire Corporation and co-author of Integrity in the Spotlight: Audit Committees in a High Risk World and of Disclosure and Certification — What’s at Stake? and Vernoica Melian, Deloitte’s global CulturePath leader, examine the challenges organisations face when assessing their culture and its potential risks, such as:

  • The culture spectrum
  • Cultural indicators

Considerations for the Board – Boards have an important role to play in guiding their organisations’ culture. Learn some of the practices for directors to consider to ensure their oversight of culture is effective, and how they contribute to the organisation’s “tone at the top.”

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