Ownership and boards – a short article

Internationally renowned  board and Policy Governance specialist Caroline Oliver believes boards are very special in that they have a specific purpose, which is to serve those who put them there – i.e. the organisation’s ‘owners’.

She has written an article titled ‘Ownership and boards’ in which she clearly and succinctly sets out why ‘ownership’ matters; provides assistance to boards to help them identify their owners;  differentiates between owners and other stakeholders; and provides insights into ‘making ownership count.’

According to Oliver, “……ownership is where board leadership starts and where it must come back to in terms of accountability. With a clear common definition of ownership your board will be able to lead together and with confidence. And, with your whole organisation’s future at stake – the work involved in identifying your ownership has to be worth it.”

Read the full article Ownership and boards here.

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