Boards need to discuss the issues and take the decisions that have a bearing on the long-term success of their organisation. Yet research from ICSA and Board Intelligence suggests that in many organisations they are a barrier to such discussions, rather than an aid. Too often they are dominated by inward- and backward-looking detail, rather than the sort of information that will help the board to plan its future strategy. Furthermore, the sheer volume of information that board and committee members are presented with makes it unlikely they can read it all, let alone absorb it or pick out the key issues.
The Challenges to Effective Board Reporting research identifies the main obstacles to effective board reporting and paves the way to find solutions.
ICSA and Board Intelligence intend to produce three tools to help organisations with the preparation and presentation of their board reporting:
Read ICSA Policy Adviser Chris Hodge’s blog about the research findings