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Board Assessment and Effectiveness

Expectations are high. Help your board meet the moment.

Board service has changed dramatically. As a leadership entity, boards are overseeing organizations that have more challenges than ever. The optimal board can help management teams navigate a changing business landscape and turn obstacles into opportunity. Pearl Meyer’s team of leading board and organization experts can help lead your board’s self-assessment and offer concrete ideas for maximizing your impact.

How Pearl Meyer helps boards

optimize capability, dynamics, and outcomes.

Rely on expert external advisors

Confidence in the neutrality and experience of an outside advisor is central to a productive board assessment. Going it alone often leads to less effective outcomes, with minimal impact on board value-add.

Begin with a deep understanding of board capabilities and dynamics

Through our deep understanding of board effectiveness and governance, we use customized assessments and in-depth interviews to clarify where your board is strong, and where to focus development and improve board dynamics.

Build trust through candid communication

Confidential feedback based on maximizing strengths and addressing opportunities creates tangible, effective change.

Prepare to succeed with the right development and governance plans

Thoughtful and achievable development plans and education for individual directors and the full board will lead to higher performance. The right board priorities and governance structure ensures focus and effort is in the right place.

“The best boards are akin to high performing executive teams. I am committed to helping boards become more effective.”

Susan Sandlund, PhD, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Pearl Meyer

Our Services

Board Expectations and Goals

How can the board best meet a growing remit that includes broader human capital oversight, including DE&I and ESG issues? 

Board Structure and Composition

What skills and experiences are needed to oversee new challenges and opportunities? Do we have the right committees and overall meeting structure?

Board Leadership and Processes

Do chair and committee rotations and board succession plans support optimal operation and fresh ideas? Are board leaders focusing on the right priorities?

The Relationship with Management and Board Dynamics

Are there opportunities to build trust, communication, and performance? Have we rigorously and fairly evaluated our CEO, promoting their development?

Board and Committee Roles

Are chairs and directors clear on their roles? Does the division of oversight amongst committees serve the changing business landscape?

Growth and Learning

Visionary boards include individuals focused on continual growth, learning, and enrichment. Ensure your board is employing those attributes to optimal effect.

We help boards maximize their potential and positively impact their organization’s strategic direction
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Compensation Consulting

We partner with you to create executive, director, and employee compensation programs that support your business strategy, market dynamics, and motivate and reward the talent required for long-term success.

Survey and Governance Data

Pearl Meyer is a powerhouse of both survey and proxy data. Our survey team produces over 50 annual compensation surveys and our partner, Main Data Group, offers public company governance and compensation data. 

At Pearl Meyer, we work with boards and organizations to design and implement compensation and leadership strategies that build great management teams.
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