Family business boards provide ideas, insight and accountability for the future.Effective governance is at the core of a truly sustainable family enterprise. Established family businesses find that the guidance, direction and feedback gained through an active Board of Directors is an invaluable contributor to strong strategic planning and productive family relationships.
通过董事会发展, 评估和搜索, our consultants guide families through the process of assessing their needs, 规划对其治理结构的更改, and ensuring that the board they create provides true value.
Creating your first family board, or evolving it to be its most effective.
Many family directors receive little formal training. They struggle to separate their role as director from the role they play as family members, 所有人或经营人. Education and clear guidelines ensure both operating and non-operating owners can navigate this dual role and contribute as full members of the board.
我们帮助导演发展他们的技能, 了解董事会如何有效地工作, and leverage their unique perspectives to add value inside and outside the boardroom. Then we take a comprehensive look at governance needs and current structures to design changes and improvements that serve their vision for the future.
Ensuring the board continues to contribute at the highest level.
How do you maximize the quality of the board’s contribution? Board evaluation is a systematic method for collecting feedback about the focus and function of the board. Regular evaluations can improve engagement from both the family and independent directors.
Our team works with functioning boards to collect feedback and insights on opportunities to improve engagement, 管理层支持和股东关系.
Finding and selecting qualified candidates that fit your family, business and culture.
We maintain a network of qualified independent director candidates for family firms and assist families with the selection and placement of directors. Our process begins with clarifying the board’s strategic needs, 制定董事会章程, 协助面试和筛选流程, 以及推荐合格的候选人.
Adding Independents Increases Board Value for Leadership
根据我们的研究, family businesses with independent representation on their boards reported a much higher level of board effectiveness than respondents with no independent directors. And reported effectiveness increases with the amount of independent representation. (Adapted from Pendergast, Jennifer, John Ward, and Stephanie Brun de Pontet. 建立一个成功的家族企业董事会:麦克米伦，2011,17-23.)
Type of Board and Percent of Sample Rating Their Board Effective