The FRC’s guidance on board effectiveness says that “an effective board develops and promotes its collective vision of the company’s purpose, its culture, its values and the behaviours it wishes to promote in conducting its business”. A board also provides clear direction, ethical leadership, high quality decision making and oversees the creation of performance cultures. As a board member one might expect to challenge and be challenged, while being an effective team player.
The pressure on boards is increasing while the perceived reality of board effectiveness is diminishing: “The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. But in a new survey, few respondents rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices.” (www.mckinsey.com).
You may be a large business that believes your board could perform more effectively, or a medium-sized business that wants to become more ‘corporate’ and the board to reflect this, or a small business with aspirations for growth which needs your board to transition to reflect these new outcomes, or a charity with a board that would benefit from a review and support in raising its impact to rise to the challenge of an increasingly challenging landscape. Either way, we can help.
The board-level consultants and senior executive coaches at Space2BE help by creating a tailored programme of support to address your individual board challenges. Whether you are the CEO or the Chair, we work accordingly and sensitively. We are a diverse team which taps into the broader experience of some of our mentors, who are themselves board members for significant sized organisations.
A better-functioning board is the impact we deliver your organisation and its stakeholders.
Our range of consultancy and development programmes that support different stages of your board effectiveness journey are:
Board assessment methodology identifying strengths and gaps in corporate governance
Board impact assessment tool unearthing the broader consequences of board performance
Purpose and priorities
Facilitated journey challenging and supporting the board in identifying purpose and priorities
Board team development
Bespoke experience raising top team effectiveness and increasing company performance
Meeting and process review
Improving the basic structure of how the work of the board is organised
1:1 Board executive coaching
Bespoke and blended
Team coaching to improve board effectiveness
Chair/CEO sounding board
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Maintain 100% confidentiality
Provide a team with relevant experience, skill and credibility
Appropriately challenge you
Provide a tailored support programme