Diversity in the Boardroom
Practices and perspectives
Diversity in the boardroom has been a hot topic in recent years. Does the traditional boardroom of a fairly homogenous group of individuals really have exposure to a wide enough range of perspectives to facilitate the most effective decisions and strategy for a company?
In this series of articles, we seek to understand the concept of board diversity in a global and South African context and the case for and against heterogeneity in the boardroom.
Furthermore, we will explore practical steps that a company can take to embrace board diversity.
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What is Board Diversity
In this article we explore various types of diversity that can exist in a boardroom being a mix of skill and expertise, gender, ethnicity, age, geography and independence.
This article details the external pressures including regulatory reforms, both from a global and South African perspective, that drive diversity into the boardroom.
The case for and against
What are the benefits and costs of having a heterogonous mix of individuals on the board? This article weighs up the case for and against diversity in the boardroom.
Getting the optimal mix
How does a company create the optimally diverse board? This article suggests practical steps that may be taken to effectively incorporate diversity in the boardroom.