Category: Explainer

Five Tips to Help Boards Attract Top Generation Z Talent

Generation Z

63 million generation Z job seekers (those born as early as 1995) are poised to disrupt the workforce in the coming years. These workers are digital natives, not knowing a time when libraries and encyclopedias were necessary for research. As such, ‘Z’ is a generation that differs more from its predecessors than any others in history….

Four Savvy Tips On How to Increase Board Meeting Effectiveness

board meeting effectiveness

As the old saying goes, time is money. Yet, when it comes to meetings in the workplace, the “time is money” mantra seems to get thrown out the window. Too often is it that unprepared speakers seemingly wing it and make the same points over and over again. It might seem unfair to call unproductive,…

Collaborative Governance in Higher Education

collaborative governance

Board governance seems like it would be naturally collaborative. After all, board directors should be putting together their collective minds to ensure their organization is headed in the most lucrative path. However, collaborative governance isn’t just a term to get everyone holding hands and working together. It’s an entire strategy that’s used in planning, regulating,…

Introducing Board Management Software to a Board

board management software

Board Members Are Living in a Fast-Paced World Board members tend to have a lot on their plate. As a director, they’re likely on the move, looking to network and make things happen for the organization. Beyond that, many members of a board are also high-ranking executives within the company. They have a hefty workload…

How to Increase Accountability and Transparency in the Boardroom

boardroom accountability and transparency

Sometimes, working on a board of directors can give people an inflated sense of entitlement. In the television hit, Mad Men, Big Boss Roger Sterling says how “being the guy with his name on the door makes you feel like you can get away with everything.” This statement came after he acted untowardly towards the…

Evolving Board of Director Recruitment Strategies

board recruitment

Boards of directors should be comprised of top performers with a knack for success. Well, that’s not just a statement that falls under the category of “incredibly obvious things to say.” Instead, it’s something board members ought to remind themselves of when it comes to filling vacancies on the board. Sometimes boards are caught off…

What is the Role of the Executive Committee?

executive committee meeting room

Whenever a large group gets organized—officially, it’s typically done by the dream team, which goes by many names including the Board of Governors, Overseers, Directors, or Trustees. They then appoint, hire, or dispense with the selection of the numerous operating offices of their organization such as the treasurer, vice president, president, and other officers. The…

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


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…

Ways to Increase Employee Happiness from the Board

employee happiness

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…

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom

artificial intelligence

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…