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Guest blog: 10 things you need for a successful board

What makes a truly successful board? There’s no doubt that some boards perform their duties more effectively, and with more impressive results, than others. What stands these boards apart from their less successful counterparts? While every board is different, there are a few factors and traits that are common to boards that work well. [...]

December 13th, 2019|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: What is the future of corporate governance?

Corporate governance is always a topical subject. In a rapidly changing world, what should corporate governance look like? What areas should the board focus on? How can they drive their organisation in a direction that’s compliant with regulations and in tune with public priorities? Simplifie have looked before at the issue of governance, asking [...]

December 2nd, 2019|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: How can women overcome the barriers to becoming CEOs?

Just six of the FTSE 100 currently have female CEOs, according to the ICAEW. As of August this year, there were more men named Steve heading FTSE 100 firms than there were women. The importance of diversity in the boardroom has long been recognised. Having a range of views enables boards to make rounded decisions, and can [...]

November 18th, 2019|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: How to keep up with data-driven sales

‘Data-driven’ is a term in frequent circulation these days, relating to the type of data collected, how it’s collected and its use in guiding decision-making. It’s a concept which has evolved from being revenue-based to becoming a more integrated approach, providing greater insight into the business. Armed with the right sales enablement tools, a [...]

November 13th, 2019|Sales, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: How to minimise behavioural biases in board decisions

Behavioural biases underpin a lot of what we think, see and do. Boards, of course, are just groups of people, and as an entity, are vulnerable to the same weaknesses as individuals. Working as a group may in fact make board members more, not less, susceptible to the dangers of groupthink and other behavioural [...]

October 26th, 2019|Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: How to balance remuneration decisions with good governance

Traditionally, remuneration decisions have been made by an organisation’s board and most senior executives. Today, with an increasing focus on good governance, a specialist remuneration committee is often set up to make decisions about reward. Sometimes this is a subset of the board; sometimes a combination of board directors and other specialists from the [...]

October 19th, 2019|Simplifie|0 Comments