This week Ryn The Guardian Melberg discusses the ways that practices from Agile can be used to improve the overall work and practices of boards of directors for privately owned, publicly traded or even non-profit companies. The benefits of an Agile Board will extend to the entire company. Similarly, if Agile stops at the board, there is a break in governance and transparency. Examples of companies that are truly Agile from top to bottom are Apple and Google, both of which are very successful.
No one has to look very far to see that companies are much challenged by issues of governance. There are plenty of shortfalls that caretaker boards of directors who are mere ‘caretakers’ or who provide a rubber stamp for company CEO’s have that leave the company, employees, customers and shareholders in a tough position when a crisis of governance is visited on them.