You may be an experienced operator, but it doesn’t mean you can skip reading your board papers or assume you know everything.
In keeping with the arrival of the first issue of Board Agenda magazine, I thought we would also consider the launch of a new non-executive on the world of company boardrooms. You will be pleased to learn that Fresher’s Week does not apply, but there are certain common themes. The first one is obviously to meet your colleagues. Many boards do not interview as a complete board so you may only have met two non-executives and a CEO. You can meet the others as part of your due diligence or as part of your induction; the difference being that the former is before acceptance, and the latter is after. This can be a dilemma for the newly joined non