On the board’s agenda | February 2016
Private company governance: Independent board members can be a valuable resource for private companies
Private company owners should consider the benefits of having independent board members. They can be a valuable resource for a private enterprise, bringing diverse perspectives, knowledge and experience to the boardroom.
A crisis of confidence
Board survey finds gaps between awareness of crisis threats and preparation to handle them
Awareness of threats is not the same as preparation to deal with them. More than three-quarters (76%) of surveyed board members believe their companies would respond effectively if a crisis struck tomorrow. But less than half (49%) of their companies have taken steps to be truly crisis-ready.