Not everybody agrees that innovation belongs in the boardroom. However, I think that most could agree that markets are changing faster than ever, and without willingness and ability to change, one can miss valuable insights. At worst, both competitors and new entrants pass you long before you even realised that things were changing. Some point to think about:
Board Composition – Who does the board consists of? Does it represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and skills? How do you identify potential new members?
Structure of meetings –Do you spend most of the meetings listening to operational reports? Is it devoted time to meaningful strategic discussions?
Goalsetting and risk – Is there a proactive board in relation to goalsetting? Can you measure the board’s success? Can you identify risks?
If your board is looking for a female boardmember who wants to contribute actively and use her experience, you are welcome to contact me for further dialogue.