Oversight, a critical function performed by Boards, is a component of good corporate governance, and is necessary to ensure that policies, plans, programmes and projects achieve the desired results, and comply with rules, regulations and ethical standards. In the course of exercising oversight, the Board usually ensures that due diligence
Risk management is, to a great extent, about the psychology of managing risk. People have to accept that there is risk to begin with, then understand how to deal with it. In the process, they develop individual perspectives and approaches to risk which are further supported by organisational systems and processes.
Are companies that don’t innovate doomed to oblivion? Examples abound of firms that didn’t keep up with the times, and paid the price by not living to tell the tale. Kodak comes to mind. While rivals like Fuji moved on from manufacturing film to other products like digital cameras and
Digitisation has transformed many industries – media, transportation and retail, to name a few. Most organisations have accelerated their digitisation capabilities, being aware that if they do not, they will not survive. But this may not be enough for the New Normal; indeed, organisations which want to succeed in the
Whether we like it or not, the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here. It has been here for quite some time but it is only lately that technological development has pushed it concertedly into the spotlight. The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred more businesses and individuals to go online, which
In the rush to keep up with the competition, it is inevitable that the focus will be on setting up systems, training personnel, and ensuring everyone is up to speed with the latest software. But very often, not enough attention is paid to managing the risks which are inherent in
And only rarely can an organisation find a risk and turn it into a paying proposition. But that is exactly what some companies have done. They are putting a positive spin on disruption and making it work for them – and they’re doing it precisely with the technology that causes