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Assisting NEDs to help your business

What does the world look like from the other side of the board table? Catherine Stalker looks at how executives can help non-executive directors do their jobs better.

Whether you are an executive or nonexecutive director (NED), the chances are that at one time or another you’ll have found yourself in a board meeting, gazing wistfully out of the window, wishing you were elsewhere, asking yourself: who on earth decided this was a good way of leading a company? If you stop to think about it, boards are improbable constructions made up for the large part of part-time outsiders – the NEDs – who know considerably less about the business than the people they are supposed to be overseeing.

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 264, May 2018.

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