Employees talking outside offices

24 June, 2020

Importance of culture ‘ignored by most corporate governance codes’

While companies grapple with the impact Covid-19 on business, research reveals that the importance of company culture has mostly been ignored by corporate governance codes around the world. Academi...
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

3 April, 2020

Fall in number of boards that ‘discuss ethics on a regular basis’

It is a challenge to move ethics into the boardroom, according to research examining business ethics across the UK and Europe. The
Leadership, teamwork

17 March, 2020

Leaders in crisis: why teamwork is the way forward

The UK is now at the heart of the coronavirus storm and the economic and financial effects are becoming clear. While companies have worked on their processes to cope with implications of Covid-19, att...
remote working

16 March, 2020

Covid-19 has taken remote working mainstream. What next?

As academic researchers in the field of organisation design, we have watched with great interest as remote working has gradually drifted toward mainstream acceptance in recent years. The ultimate mean...
Questions, question mark

11 February, 2020

Questions non-execs should ask before joining the board

The coveted role of non-executive director (NED) is often assumed to be a perfect deal all round. Not only is joining the board viewed as a great addition to any professional’s CV, but those offered...
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity targets

10 February, 2020

FTSE 100 hits target on female board directors—but challenges remain

The drive to increase the number of women in boardrooms may have reached a milestone of success, but companies have also been warned that the latest research has found a “concerning lack” of women...
fun in the workplace, chief fun officer

15 January, 2020

Why every company needs a chief fun officer

It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers. As far back as the 1930s, management researchers such as Elton Mayo and Mary Parker Fo...
boardroom, board executives

9 January, 2020

FRC governance report calls for ‘greater focus’ on culture and strategy

UK companies are struggling with defining their purpose and “greater focus” is required on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, diversity and the importance of corporate culture, according to a...
bribery and corruption

10 December, 2019

Anti-bribery and corruption efforts ‘compromised’ by poor procedures

Last week the Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson was fined an eye-watering $1bn by US enforcers to settle bribery and corruption charges. A statement from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the a...
businessman using mindfulness to improve staff mental health

25 November, 2019

Organisations are still falling short on staff mental health

Conversations around mental health provisions are more common than ever before. We’re increasingly told that stigma surrounding illness is breaking down and everyone from