Meetings bring benefit

FT Column

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Peter Whitehead reports on the most notable findings from our series of debates called “The Board is Dead; Long Live the Board” as part of the FT's Executive Appointments’ “Better Boards” series.

Organisations benefit greatly from the rigour that preparing for a board meeting instils in management.

The participants in a recent debate, focused on the public sector, agreed that it was difficult to evaluate the value added by board meetings in the private sector because non-executives have been part of the governance system for so long. But they said government departments that have recently set up boards and appointed non-executives have created a chance to judge the “before and after”...

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