What Will the Post-Pandemic Board of Directors Look Like?

Submitted by AprilHall on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 11:17
Companies need boards built to exercise collaborative oversight with diverse skill sets.

The pandemic and other recent events are presenting new challenges for public and private companies alike, from supply chain risks to heightened shareholder concern about environmental, social and corporate governance issues. Many large organizations will need to rethink their board makeup in the new normal. The background experience and knowledge that have traditionally been sought after in board directors may not be sufficient to lead today's companies into the future.

Legal Considerations Before Reopening

Submitted by AprilHall on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 13:50

After nearly three months of an unprecedented nationwide shutdown, many states have begun lifting the emergency orders issued to reduce COVID-19 transmission rates. Governors in these states are making calculated decisions, weighing the risks of a spike in infection rates against the risks of further economic decline and other adverse effects of lockdown orders.

Virtual Governance Summit 2020

Submitted by AprilHall on Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:37

Recently, Directors & Boards hosted a series of once-a-day, one-hour webinars addressing the board's role in rebuilding the company and the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, from the editors of Directors & Boards and Private Company Director magazines. Each day's session featured key directors and thought leaders in conversation-style discussions that address key aspects of the recovery process.


Board Considerations: Returning to the Workplace and Navigating the “New Normal”

Monday, June 1, 2020 2 p.m. ET

How Boards Can Help Navigate Coronachaos

Submitted by AprilHall on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 15:10

Few firms were prepared for the black swan named COVID-19. The ferocity of the attack of this virus surprised even the most vigilant of organizations. But some firms will emerge stronger as the shock waves ebb and the extreme uncertainty from lockdowns, economic slumps and frozen markets abates. These resilient firms will absorb the shock waves thanks to bigger cash buffers and superior market positions, and can capitalize on their vigilance advantages to pull farther ahead.

Director Pay: Leading by Example

Submitted by AprilHall on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 14:56

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging leadership everywhere. Like political leaders are making difficult decisions and are differentiating themselves through their ability to execute and keep people safe, corporate leaders are forced to make decisions about their employees and business strategies in an environment of great uncertainty and immense risk. For corporate directors, 2020 is a year when the value of the oversight and guidance they provide to management will be at a premium.

Directors can be the sounding board to test management’s thinking:

Practical Tips for Virtual Oversight

Submitted by AprilHall on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:11

As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak continues to wreak havoc across the globe, boards of directors have a critical oversight role to play in helping their companies navigate through these uncertain times. That oversight function is complicated by the fact that the pandemic is evolving at lightning speed and social-distancing requirements preclude in-person meetings. Below are some practical tips for directors exercising their virtual oversight in this rapidly evolving situation:

COVID-19 and First Concerns for the Boardroom

Submitted by AprilHall on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:59

As companies seek to understand and react to the particular ways in which the coronavirus pandemic may imperil their employees, operations and financial condition, there are certain key considerations that directors will likely be addressing as they, working together with management, support a variety of stakeholders through a time of unprecedented uncertainty. Among the key areas of focus for the directors are: