Ten Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communication

Corporate Secretaries International Association

Ten Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communication

Mark Twain once said: “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead”. As corporate secretaries, we regularly face this challenge
in relation to board communication: management prefers bombarding directors with as much information as possible to avoid being accused of opacity, whilst directors often complain that they are receiving too much information and it is being presented to them in ways that don’t highlight the key issues in order to stimulate the requisite discussion and debate, leading to less transparency and neither party’s objectives really being achieved. Ensuring executive board communication has always been a critical aspect of the role of the corporate secretary, but even more so in the face of ever-increasing liability for directors.

This white paper will discuss:

  • Board Communication: A Director´s Perspective
  • Guidelines
  • What is Meant by Board Communication?
  • Improving Board Communication Case Study

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