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.
The size of boards and the limits on what they can achieve were highlighted at the ninth debate in the series. The participants concluded that smaller boards are better boards.
A report of their discussion says: “We know from experience that the bigger the group, the less likely someone is to speak out against the consensus – so why are companies allowed to have more than 12 people around the boardroom table...?”
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