The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have brought about enormous changes to economies around the world, forcing boards of companies both big and small to review their strategy.
Board Agenda today launches a post-pandemic board transformation survey in partnership with Mazars, the international auditing and accounting firm, which aims to uncover how boards have reacted to Covid-19 and assess the impact on board strategy and priorities. The research and report are produced in association with Henley Business School.
Covid-19 and board strategy
Transformation has become a core activity for many board directors as they move swiftly to adjust strategy, adapt to new working conditions and maintain the welfare of employees and stakeholders.
The research will look at whether issues such as investor relations, digital business models, board dynamics, financial health, cybersecurity and risk have caused a change in priorities around boardroom tables.
The survey will also look at whether boardroom skills and capabilities have had to be refreshed and whether the pandemic has caused increased demand for external advisory services.
Discussion of ESG has intensified since the coronavirus emerged, and the survey will also look at whether it has become a higher priority for boards and whether attention to employee well-being has been strengthened.
The pandemic is an unprecedented cause of change among companies. How boards have responded to the challenges of Covid-19 will provide essential insight into how the pandemic has caused an evolution in their functions and thinking.
We very much hope you will take part. There are 18 questions and the survey should take less than ten minutes to complete. Individual responses to the survey will be kept confidential and only reported in aggregate.
You can complete the survey here.