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A Director’s Guide – An effective board is only as good as the parts and processes that go into it, but it also takes strong leadership to pull together the different elements in a cohesive and insightful way in order to become truly effective. Together with Board Agenda, we brought out a directors’ guide which focuses on: Best board composition Board structure clarity Good information flow Culture matters Forward-looking boards Engagement and dynamics Regular reviews The guide is designed for corporate boards— from large to small-caps—and not-for-profit companies.
Many boards are dysfunctional. Hopefully, to the rescue comes the chairman to bring some order and guide dysfunction to decision making. What are the qualities of a successful Chairman? How to deal with conflict? How can the role be improved? All this and much more in our new eBook. Download it for some expert advice from leading Chairman, Board Members and Company Secretaries.
When it comes to setting the board agenda, you should be asking yourself things like, does it: Have a good balance of topics? Includes strategic as well as day to day matters? Reflect the state of the business? Capture the culture of the company? Download our eBook for some expert advice from leading chairman, board members and company secretaries on what makes a good board agenda and top tips on how to set one.
Getting the boardroom dynamics right is a fine art. Some members tend to dominate the discussion and important points can be passed over in favour of the `loudest voices'. While others feel they haven’t been given a proper opportunity to contribute. So how can you engage the entire board and develop a healthy board dynamic? Download our eBook for some expert advice from leading Chairman, Board Members and Company Secretaries.
What are the common challenges with board papers? They are enormous - anything up to and beyond 200 pp Too much data which lacks proper analysis Individual papers are inconsistent in layout Preparation is time consuming and stressful If this sounds familiar, download our eBook now. We look into the issue of the quality of board papers based on a research of over 100 UK Company Secretaries and suggest some practical recommendations along with a summary of best practices.
Portals do a great job of publishing packs but don't do much to solve the problem of collating materials, standardising report formats, or running meetings.That's why we created Brainloop BoardSuite. Collate, review & approve reports automatically Build truly dynamic agendas with drag & drop Run your meeting in the portal, taking minutes, assigning actions & follow ups Add actions and follow-ups to future agendas Download our fact sheet to find out more.
Directors have different backgrounds - they consume information in different ways and work at different speeds and in different locations. How can you help board members embrace digitisation? How can they achieve the balance of usability with the right levels of controls? Flexibility is key to ensuring the board portal helps, not hinders the information flow and decision-making process. Read our article to understand how a board portal can empower your directors.
Before Brainloop's Board Portal, Osborne, one of the UK’s leading family owned construction businesses, faced two main challenges costing them time and money: Preparing a board pack was a very stressful, manual task for Osborne’s PAs. They had to print and post hard copies of the pack. When a pack was updated, PAs had to resend the latest copy. Download our case study to see how Brainloop helped Osborne achieve a paperless boardroom.
Not such a foreign exchange, Travelex swaps paper for Brainloop BoardRoom. Travelex recently reviewed Digital Board Solutions and opted to use Brainloop for its Worldwide governance structure. In doing so they were able to save budget that was being spent each year on other Virtual Datarooms. The reason for this – Brainloop’s platform flexibility makes it the perfect solution for all business processes involving collaboration on confidential information, including: Board and Committee Papers Re-Financing Auditor Collaboration M&A and Due Diligence Contract and Policy Management Download our case study to see how Brainloop helped Travelex with a single solution.
The Brainloop Board Portal Brainloop BoardRoom is a platform for boards, committees, executive and administrative teams to manage meetings and communications efficiently and securely. Customers use our platform to manage the end-to-end cycle of creating, distributing and consuming board and meeting materials securely. Want to understand why it is different and how it can help your organisation streamline board and committee meetings? Download our datasheet to learn more detail about: Administrator and end user functionality Compliance and security overview Automated workflows.
Not all boards work well in either private or public companies and the reality is that change is needed and the skill set gap in at the heart of that. So how can boards address diversity and broaden the skill set? Download our eBook for some expert advice from leading Chairman, Board Members and Company Secretaries.
Boards find it difficult to digest and extract the relevant information from the mountain of work put in by individual contributors. This slows down meetings and makes it difficult for directors to fully engage. If this sounds familiar, download our eBook now. Find out some common board papers mistakes and how to avoid them.
Digitising the boardroom Did you know that companies are spending over £40,000 a year developing and distributing printed board packs? Are you concerned about compliance and security of your board content? If so, our infopaper may be useful to you. Inside we highlight the challenges associated with the traditional approach to board materials as well as demonstrate how a board portal can help you: Eliminate repetitive and time consuming tasks Better meet governance and compliance goals Ensure successful user adoption Download infopaper now by completing a short form.