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The Benefits of Independent Directors

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Before delving deep into the benefits of having an independent director on any given board, let’s define the term. For a director to be independent, they can’t be a company employee or shareholder. Nor can they be a family member of another director. Mostly, they’re someone that’s brought in from the outside, who possesses a…

How Government Leaders Can Be Effective in 2020

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It should come as no surprise that the responsibilities of any local government are vast, demanding, and continually growing. There isn’t a day that goes by where there aren’t (collectively) thousands of tasks, initiatives, services, and campaigns that require some level of focus. Furthermore, local government leaders don’t have much room for error, as they’re…

How to Create an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Plan

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are currently playing a significant role on boards in almost every industry. In today’s climate, each board of directors must possess a full grasp of what kind of impact their organization has on society and the environment. For further context, environmental criteria are based on how organizations perform as a…

Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Own Board Portal

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There’s no arguing with the idea that boards of directors need portals for a multitude of reasons. Namely, it’s a way to keep board members informed, accountable, and prepared for meetings. Portals ensure all the necessary notifications and vital research is compiled in one place. Furthermore, portals streamline various activities such as voting, recording meeting…

The Evolving Role of the Corporate Secretary

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There are three consistent factors involved throughout the operations of most boards of directors: Institutional investors necessitate increased engagement There’s a growing emphasis centered around corporate sustainability Boards are expected to have a firmer grasp on a broader scope of topics, such as: Cybersecurity Human capital Company culture The impact of these various aspects necessitates…

Ways to Increase Employee Happiness from the Board

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Any board member reading this blog needs to be honest with themselves. There’s been a historical gulf separating a board of directors from its team of employees. After all, the board calls the shots. And in generations past, boards’ attitudes were rooted in the idea that employee input and satisfaction were irrelevant. All that mattered…

Why an Education Board Should Use a Digital Meeting Management Solution

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It’s now the year 2019. Yet, when looking into the various processes and procedures involved in a given board of education’s meetings, one would think it was 1993. Sure, grunge music was great, and everybody loves to wear plaid. But with the wealth of technology available to boards of education, they’re failing to generate the…

Benefits of Using Tablets in the Boardroom

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Tablet computers like the iPad have changed the way the world consumes content and the way everybody views portable computer systems in general. Many people get excited about the opportunities to browse the internet, listen to music, or to play games in a sleek, non-clunky manner. However, tablets aren’t just valuable for consumers utilizing the…

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom

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Implementation of artificial intelligence and automation in the boardroom – of all places – doesn’t really seem to jive with conventional wisdom. Boardrooms conjure the most significant decisions about an organization’s past, present, and future. This necessitates in-depth thought—which traditionally isn’t something that can be automated in any shape or form. Realistically, can AI be…

Defending Against Activist Investors

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Going public with an organization comes with a multitude of advantages. Predominantly, it means an increase in available capital, further visibility, and access to a wealth of lucrative business partners, etc. Alternatively, going public means opening a company up to an array of risks. Of course, there’s a matter of the high price, a big…