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People Advocates on the Board

Tuesday 26 November 2019

One of the most important questions that any Board can ask its CEO is which management practices and what level of employee engagement are necessary to implement a strategy:

  • If no-one at the table is familiar with managing organisations with high levels of employee engagement, then either the question is not asked, or the ensuing discussion is superficial. 
  • However, when two people advocates are appointed to the Board - a senior HR professional; and a leader with hands-on experience of growing and sustaining high levels of employee engagement - not only is the question asked but 1) the debate is rigorous; 2) the current CEO is put on notice that boosting employee engagement is fundamental to business success; and 3) it may even result in the appointment of a new CEO.