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Alumni / Harvey Nash Board Practice launches its fourth annual Board Report 2017/18

Old Game, New Rules: How boards of today are preparing for tomorrow.

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In collaboration with London Business School's Leadership Institute we investigated how boards are responding to the changing and challenging world of business and corporate affairs.
The research represents the views of more than 826 non-executive directors from the UK, Nordic countries and the Asia-Pacific region, making this our largest survey yet.

This year we explored five key themes from digitisation and board effectiveness to inclusion and the competencies of a good chair.

Key survey findings:
- More non-executives are aware of the power of digital disruption than ever before
- Despite seven in 10 boards increasingly focusing on digital disruption and innovation, 43% don't have the skills to deal with the issue
- Of the 480 board members who responded, only about 3% were from a digital background, however digital and technology experience was overwhelmingly voted as the most important skill to have, with over 45% listing this as a top priority
- 70% of board directors believe boards need to extend their functional experience beyond finance and governance, and six in 10 are aiming to improve their cultural diversity

To download a copy of the report please click here.

About Alumni / Harvey Nash's Board Practice
Alumni / Harvey Nash's Board Practice helps some the world's most forward-thinking companies attract, assess and develop their board. The global team members are experts at building rich, diverse teams and look beyond the norm to find the exceptional. The Practice provides two key service offerings: evaluation - reviewing the effectiveness of existing boards; and recruitment - finding exceptional talent to add strength to the boardroom team.
The Board Practice is part of Harvey Nash Group a $1bn global professional recruitment company with over 4,000 professionals in more than 40 offices across the USA, Europe and Asia.

Find out more about the Board Report: Here
Or contact Catharina Mannerfelt, partner and Head of Board Services in the Nordics.
Media and press: Satu Ahlman

Posted on November 15, 2017 8:44 AM |