Given the amount of information that is distributed to board members before each board or committee meeting, many boards have attempted to “go paperless.” But without taking into account how people actually use information and interact with technology, well-meaning efforts can easily backfire, creating more paper and complexity than before. Thorough planning and a user-centered approach, however, can make the paperless boardroom a reality.
History shows that damage caused by a corporate crisis is usually determined more by the quality of the response than by the severity of the crisis itself. This white paper examines how to establish a crisis management plan and the necessary communications infrastructure prior to the trigger event.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the greatest benefit of portal approaches goes well beyond the qualitative. Digital solutions can also significantly cut costs. Learn more about the savings gained by several companies around the globe.
Today there are more reasons than ever to move to electronic board communications and many different types of solutions to support this move. Many companies migrate directly to portal solutions designed specifically to support boards, while others choose generic software or create their own internal approaches, believing these to be lower-cost alternatives. However, instead of gaining an improvement over paper, too many organizations end up paying a high price for solutions that ultimately fail to deliver on expectations.
Primer on board portals, providing the reader with the key facts and considerations needed to start on a board portal decision, including an overview on security requirements; director training and support; and the potential cost savings for organizations.
Working while on the move. It’s why board portals were created. But unfortunately, the offline versions of many portals don’t live up to the promise when it comes to being simple and secure. Discover why when you leave your online board portal, you don’t have to leave the most useful features behind.
Examination of the usability and performance aspects of electronic delivery systems, including weighing a portal’s core function and additional features; understanding the implications of page- versus file-level software architecture, and assessing impact on user adoption and satisfaction.
In December 2012, Diligent hosted a roundtable discussion attended by a group of European company secretaries and board members. The aim: explore how the Boardbooks portal is changing the way business is conducted. This discussion revealed how today’s boardrooms are being transformed by digital board books.