Governance either adds value to an organisation or is
governance is the bedrock of strong organisational performance. Boards have to demonstrate to stakeholders and funders
that they are complying with legal and regulatory frameworks. But they can and should be be asked to do far more. HBMC’s
work fosters the capabilities of Boards to provide strategic and generative leadership alongside the essential exercise of
their fiduciary duties.
Governance will be most productive when it is proportionate and geared to enhancing organisational performance.
This requires the development of an effective ‘top team’ with the executive, that is able to identify and balance
risk and opportunity in more fluid changing times Boards have to know when to trust their executive and senior staff.
HBMC helps Board members to assess their performance individually and collectively, and to build effective working relationships
between their members and with key managers and staff to move the organisation forward.
No Board member ever comes fully formed. Board members
need to be developed to understand the organisation’s business model and values, to debate its direction and play a
full part as team members. HBMC works with the talent and expertise that is already present in the Board and keeps a
focus on succession planning. HBMC helps Boards induct, train and mentor their members, engaging their interest and
motivation to help realise their potential contribution.
HBMC helps your organisation or business assess whether you have:
a Board with an informed grasp
on future strategy and direction
the right size of Board with the skills and experience around the table required
now and for the future
the most effective relationships with stakeholdrs, membrs and funders
the robust governance systems that help to
manage risk and enable timely responses to opportunity
effective oversight by the Board of subsidiaries and trading companies,
Sub Committees and Task and Finish Groups
an extrovert Board effectively engaging stakeholders, bringing new opportunities
HBMC then assists you to devise changes and practical improvements, and facilitate their adoption to deliver
a consistently higher level of performance. Supporting the effective governance of CISV International is an example of how
HBMC works - as you'll see by clicking the following link.