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How a board should maintain the right culture during periods of fast growth

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In the first of two Insights In Focus special episodes an experienced panel discuss a dilemma facing a fictional software company.

We hear from the CFO about the excellent growth run the company is on, but this is countered by a far more worrying report from the chief compliance officer about deep-seated cultural issues. Getting the culture right is paramount but the company is keen not to upset its great commercial results, especially since it has just become number one in its sector.

Our panel talk through the situation and provide their advice on how a board might manage a situation like this. The conversation has pointers not only for senior managers and board members who might face a similar situation but also for anyone who aspires to be in senior roles in the future.

Host Peter van Veen, Director, Corporate Governance and Stewardship, ICAEW, discusses the dilemma with Sandy Pepper, Emeritus Professor of Management Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Janet Williamson, Senior Policy Officer for Corporate Governance and Capital Markets at Trades Union Congress.

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Host

Peter van Veen

Guests

  • Sandy Pepper, Emeritus Professor of Management Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Janet Williamson, Senior Policy Officer for Corporate Governance and Capital Markets at Trades Union Congress

Producer

Ed Adams

Episode first published: 21 November 2022

Podcast recorded: 3 November 2022

All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don’t necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members. This podcast was recorded during lockdown and followed all social-distancing guidelines.