Board effectiveness: people issues are at the heart

Fairhurst P, Reilly P | Opinion Paper OP25 | Institute for Employment Studies | Apr 2012

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Running an effective board in a private, public or voluntary sector organisation is not easy but has the potential to have a major impact on the success of the whole organisation. Each sector brings its own unique challenges, priorities and sets of stakeholders, resulting in different agendas, but there are also many commonalities in terms of good governance and board effectiveness.

This paper brings together useful insights into the possible pitfalls and challenges, and offers approaches for unleashing the potential of any organisation's board.