On the 2019 private company board agenda
On the 2019 private company board agenda
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On the 2019 private company board agenda

Drawing on insights from our work and interactions with directors and business leaders over the past 12 months, we’ve highlighted seven items for boards of private companies to consider as they focus their 2019 agendas on the critical challenges at hand and on the road ahead.

Board agendas should continue to evolve in 2019. The game-changing implications of technological innovation and growing demands to address environmental and social issues should drive a sharper focus on long-term value creation and positioning the company for the future. Combined with mounting trade tension and political swings around the world, the year ahead will require a careful balance of near-term focus, agility, and long-term thinking.

Drawing on insights from our work and interactions with directors and business leaders over the past 12 months, we’ve highlighted seven items for boards of private companies to consider as they focus their 2019 agendas on the critical challenges at hand and on the road ahead:

  • Take a hard look at board composition: Is the talent in the boardroom diverse and aligned with the company's strategy and future needs?
  • Recognize that connecting digital disruption with risk management and strategy is more important—and more challenging—than ever.
  • Help ensure that M&A and new financing deliver the value that they should.
  • Make CEO succession and talent development throughout the organization a priority.
  • Assess, monitor, and reinforce culture as a strategic asset and critical risk.
  • Continue to refine boardroom discussions about cybersecurity and data privacy as risk management issues.
  • Be vigilant about potential conflicts of interest.

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On the 2019 private company board agenda

Drawing on insights from our work and interactions with directors and business leaders over the past 12 months, we’ve highlighted seven items for boards of private companies to consider as they focus their 2019 agendas on the critical challenges at hand and on the road ahead.