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Lite Board Effectiveness Survey

Our most versatile survey option, which also happen to be our most popular. It suits boards of small organisations and all larger organisations who want a lighter touch review

There are many requirements and many good reasons for organisations to conduct regular reviews to assess the performance, effectiveness and decision making of the board. Board reviews are of great benefit to an organisation as it helps ensure an effective board performance that aligns with the company strategy.

As board reviews become commonplace in most developed countries, specific requirements for board reviews will likely continue to be refined and expanded upon.

To ensure compliance and more importantly, to lift performance and effectiveness, “lite touch” board reviews are often used to fill the gaps left between the two or three yearly deeper dive external reviews.

More effective boards also mean more effective organisations. It is also more enjoyable to sit on and be part of a more effective board!

Our expert team has developed the Lite Board Effectiveness Survey which is a shortened version of our Essentials Version. It is our most versatile survey option and happens to be our most popular as it can be used by any of the following entities:

  • This survey can serve as the foundation for your annual board review whether that means as part of an external deep-dive review every two or three years that includes interviews or just for your lite touch review for the years in between
  • Small public, private, government and not-for-profit organisations that wish to avoid the time-extensive task and cost of full interviews, document reviews other in-depth surveying tactics. Instead, this option provides a validated, world-class, benchmarked survey and report with the option of adding expert advice
  • Large organisations that already use the Essentials Version every two or three years with or without  interviews often use this Lite Version that provides comparable figures in a benchmarked report for the board reviews in between

The Lite Version of our board survey includes all but two of the 16 factors of a board’s effectiveness and 34 of the 44 Essentials Board Effectiveness Survey. Taking roughly 15 minutes to complete with two open questions for written comments, this survey is the perfect cut down version of the full option.

We have seen a diverse range of organisations see real benefits from the Lite Board Effectiveness Survey. Used by smaller organisations as well as a lite touch board review between deep-dives for larger organisations, this is a very affordable way for companies to keep on top of their board functioning, governance processes and how they can add more value as a board.

Key Benefits

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Is your board benchmarked in the top, middle or bottom quartile overall, for each dimension and for each survey item?

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A leading Australian university, experienced directors and governance experts helped to validate our surveys to ensure we only measure the things that really matter.

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These surveys can be used by boards of all shapes and sizes in any industry and country. They are online and affordable.

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Change Oriented

The benchmarked report is designed to be very action oriented with a focus on the areas that are the biggest levers for change.

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Efficiency is easy with the help of the latest online survey and reporting technologies that deliver our board surveys and benchmarked reports directly to you and your directors.

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Fear not; our surveys only take around 10 or 15 minutes to complete, so you can get on with your day!

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Having completed over 400 board reviews, our honed and streamlined process is specifically designed to make everything simple for you.

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Optional Advice

Take advantage of our years of board and governance experience by opting for advice from one of our global experts on how to interpret and act on your survey results.

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