Board members play a crucial role in setting and maintaining the right culture, and surveys are an important part of that effort. We explore what boards should expect from management when deploying and using culture surveys, and how to use the data.
Articles and features
Meet four experienced board members who all understand the power of a strong culture for any organisation to achieve its long-term goals.
The culture where you work is key to all, master it now
Our roundup of regulatory news.
Guidance and reports
This is the second of two interview-based publications about fraud. In this report, the Audit and Assurance Faculty considers audit committee perspectives on corporate fraud and how it can be better prevented and detected.
The latest ICAEW Connect and Reflect report shows how whistleblowing can help companies and provides an action plan for boards. We explore the five benefits of whistleblowing for companies and then outline the five-point action plan that boards can implement in order to maintain their systems of checks and balances.
Webinars and other recordings
In the second of two Insights In Focus special episodes an experienced panel discuss a dilemma facing a fictional UK-based food manufacturer.
In the first of two Insights In Focus special episodes an experienced panel discuss a dilemma facing a fictional software company.
This webinar discusses the importance of an effective whistleblowing framework, along with factors to consider when establishing such a framework and responding to concerns raised by employees.
Hear what company executives could be doing now to ensure the future resilience of business against climate risk.
Professor Alex Edmans, London Business School, explored issues around profit, purpose and how they relate to responsible capitalism.
Ian Foxley, whistleblower and Dino Bossi, Addveritas share their views on the benefits of whistleblowing and the system that should be in place to support people.
Jennifer Janson, Six Degrees and Jamie Harley, PwC discuss the potential impact of social media on reputation, how best to manage this risk and use social media to the benefit of the organisation.
Podcast: Hear some insights from a range of different perspectives on this important subject. Learn about the importance of being trustworthy, worker representation at the John Lewis Partnership, the role of the media and the rebuilding of trust by the banks since 2008.
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A chapter focusing on the board's role in reviewing their company's culture, ethics and behaviour.
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A collection of stories about how inadequate governance and flawed culture caused a massive destruction of shareholder value.
Guide to the duties of modern finance directors. Chapter 16 deals with investor relations, including: shareholder engagement; inside information; corporate ethics and corporate culture and corporate social responsibility.
This title provides guidance on combining human resource management with business strategy. This chapter looks at strategies that develop processes that support the achievement of business goals and a positive culture.
An introduction to business ethics.
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A look at what employers and employees can do to create healthier organization cultures - so that organizations and employees can flourish in today’s challenging economic times. Drawing upon research about the modern organization, the authors identify ten recommendations to help organizations create healthier and thriving work cultures. They also identify ten action steps which employees can proactively take to help themselves and their organizations to thrive.
Dr. Robert H. Lengel discusses a way to host strategic conversations bringing stakeholders together in pursuit of changing organizational culture. He describes a method he has developed called 'conversation walls', which involves collating anonymous phrases used by staff in both their public and private conversations. This aims to reveal pent-up negativity and emotions which are not given space for expression in traditional business meetings.
Developing a culture that prioritizes innovation is the key to creating long-term sustainable value, say the authors. They use three companies as case studies - Reading Bakery Systems, Johnson & Johnson, and the LEGO Group.
Companies that actively communicate shared core values are in a better position to achieve high creativity within project teams. The authors suggest designing projects so that team members have highly interdependent tasks but teams as a whole also have the ability to self-manage, without a team manager restricting their creative autonomy.
Bimonthly quick-read newsletter from the Institute of Internal Auditors, aimed at executive management, boards of directors and audit committees. Provides information on how to establish the appropriate tone at the top.
FCA page on culture in governance in the financial services industry. Includes the discussion paper Transforming culture in financials services
The guide highlights the difference between the role of the board and the role of the executive team in leading and managing culture, looks at questions that boards might ask of themselves and of their executive and offers a ‘roadmap’ to help boards assess their approach is to governing culture.
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