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more than compliance
and ticking the right boxes
Governance is much more than compliance and box-ticking. The challenges that confront boards come from multiple directions, and require the consideration of a plurality of stakeholders.
While regulatory demands must be complied with, a truly effective board provides the reflective capacity needed to find problems and, in so doing, support the executive to problem solve. The essential feature of good governance is this collective cognitive capacity based on independence of view and diversity of perspective
Clients we’ve worked with
RESEARCH CASE STUDY:
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS - GOVERNANCE AND PERFORMANCE
The relationship between good governance and performance has been debated extensively in the literature with only limited gain in terms of understanding the drivers of the relationship.
The client wished to explore the relationship as a basis for developing a research program on the topic. Incept Lab’s approach was to take a different direction to the bulk of the literature and ask directors themselves how they thought the relationship worked.
We interviewed 102 Chairs covering Publicly Listed, Private, Not-for-profit and Public Sector organisations. The results questioned many of the assumptions underpinning current governance research. The research was completed within six months and presented at the AICD Annual conference to overwhelmingly positive reviews.