Three-to five-year business plans – once a staple of good governance – are a thing of the past as disruption increases and change quickens.
For corporate boards and their companies, the only real protection from an activist investor is to consistently turn in an excellent performance.
For Athenahealth, bringing in former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman is far beyond a typical board appointment.
Boards can help deploy savings from the tax cuts to benefit their companies and workers not only immediately but also for years to come.
Reluctance to recognize the linkages between corporate social responsibility and violent extremism could affects companies’ bottom lines.