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Part of our role in acting as independent directors and trustees is to share our knowledge with our clients through our interactions, discussions and activities. We also like to share this knowledge, and our thoughts, through the written word via blogs and articles.

Governance Tips for EO Companies

Governance Tips for EO Companies

Getting the governance model of your employee owned company right can be invaluable in gaining understanding and using resources effectively. Here we provide a few tips on EO governance models. Let’s start at the beginning – What is Governance? The Chartered...

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The Differentiation of Employee Owned Companies

The Differentiation of Employee Owned Companies

A personal view of how employee owned companies are different to those with more traditional ownership structures ... John Lewis Partnership and beyond. Writing this piece to mark Employee Ownership Week, has proved to be harder than expected. Initially, approaching...

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Founder Succession in EO Companies

Founder Succession in EO Companies

Transferring to employee ownership is a great plan for founder succession, and can build resilience and sustainability if handled correctly Employee ownership produces a unique blend of three things:  a focus on employee inclusion and connection;  incentive; and  the...

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Enabling Collaboration

Enabling Collaboration

Collaboration is just the way things are done around here… Collaboration flourishes on subtle, everyday examples that sub-consciously create an environment where eyes are on collective success, where recognising information that might be useful to others is...

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Creating Open Discussions in the Boardroom

Creating Open Discussions in the Boardroom

Enabling open discussions through psychological safety sounds complex….is it? In this article we discuss what it is and how it can be applied to enable better boardroom discussions. Complex? Not really! As a concept, psychological safety has been around for some time...

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Who Owns the Agenda? Is it You?

Who Owns the Agenda? Is it You?

If chairing a meeting is compared to conducting an orchestra, the agenda is the sheet music that underpins a successful outcome. Here we share tips and reminders on the importance of taking ownership for, and creating, a good agenda. Who Owns the Agenda - Is this you?...

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The role of the chair and how an NED can help

The role of the chair and how an NED can help

Chairing a board is a bit like conducting an orchestra, creating harmony and success by the collective contribution of all. Here we share notes and tips from the collective contribution of IDT experts during a discussion on chairing board meetings. The FRC suggests in...

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