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As C-suites increasingly desire actionable insights to help run their business, and boards seek the right metrics to understand management’s progress, workforce analytics is becoming a key focus area. Last month, I wrote about the potential in this area—a timely topic as more companies begin to mine employee data as they do consumer data. From […]
Author: Eva Sage-Gavin
Posted: May 16, 2019, 2:33 pm
Chances are, your hectic year of board meetings is slowing down, making way for a little relaxation and time to reconnect with a good book or two. Whether you’re jetting off to another business engagement; enjoying some sunny time with loved ones; or in pursuit of knowledge, entertainment, or both, there is always plenty to […]
Author: Katie Swafford and Judy Warner
Posted: May 15, 2019, 1:44 pm
What course of action does the board take when the company’s growth stalls, changes implemented by the CEO are not working, and the board does not agree on future steps? At the 2018 Summit Director & Officer Training Conference in Park City, Utah, Raymond V. Gilmartin, the former chair, president, and CEO of Merck & […]
Author: Christian Hildebrandt
Posted: May 14, 2019, 2:06 pm
The digital age brings many benefits—but opening the door to cyberattacks is not one of them. According to the Accenture Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Report, in 2018, the average annual cost of cybercrime in the United States was $27.37 million, up more than 25 percent on the year before. Although a relatively modern phenomenon, […]
Author: Bob Kress
Posted: May 13, 2019, 11:54 am
With the economy in overdrive and the bull market continuing to run, it is difficult to envision, let alone discuss, a storm ahead. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ each recently closed at record highs; unemployment is low; and the gross domestic product report is strong. The administration and Congress have taken steps to lessen regulatory […]
Author: Bradley J. Bondi
Posted: May 10, 2019, 3:22 pm
Corporate boards have traditionally been reluctant to delve too deeply into talent issues, viewing them as the purview of senior management. But in my recent conversations with directors, it’s clear this is changing. “If a board starts and stops at CEO succession, that’s only a small part of the role they should be playing in […]
Author: Paula Loop
Posted: May 9, 2019, 1:03 pm
Almost 90 percent of CEOs claim that sustainability is key to success. But what does sustainability success look like, and particularly from the board’s oversight role? More importantly, how do your company’s sustainability efforts stack up? Do key stakeholders understand your commitment? After completing multiple surveys, are your employees experiencing “sustainability fatigue?” The Delaware Legislature […]
Author: Melanie George Smith and Frederick Alexander
Posted: May 8, 2019, 2:34 pm
With digitization fueling innovation and change, two questions arise: Is internal audit adjusting quickly enough to innovate and embrace available and emerging technologies, and should the board care? In a world of rapid change, everybody faces the same reality: organizations must adapt and grow or risk decline and their ultimate demise. The chief audit executive […]
Author: Jim DeLoach
Posted: May 7, 2019, 2:46 pm
Enthusiastic employees who understand their mission and their customers are the best source of innovation and value creation for any organization. Tapping into the wealth of information and ideas they provide is simply good business practice. Not only can employee suggestions for new products and services positively impact the bottom line, their adoption spreads the […]
Author: Michael A. Daniels
Posted: May 2, 2019, 5:15 pm
In the Midwest, there is a large employer widely cited for its cutting-edge employee wellness initiative. Its roster of programs, including an on-site gym, healthy eating programs, and stress-reduction courses, receives gushing media coverage and attracts attention from celebrities.   From the outside, the company has been lauded for doing everything right. But on the […]
Author: Jim Purcell
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:47 pm