New WCD Survey on Role of Criticism in Boardroom: 77% of Directors Want Their Boards More Open to Debate
A new boardroom survey conducted by WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and Bright Enterprises, Inc., an executive development firm, found that directors believe that their boards would make better decisions if the board was more open to debate. Over three quarters of the 345 female board director respondents to the
survey agreed that their board “would reach better conclusions if they were more open to debate and argument,” and 93% said that succeeding as a board member requires receptivity to criticism. The survey polled WCD members, who serve on the boards of public and large private and family-run businesses around the world.