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Boardroom Myopia – Symptoms and Remedy

Short-sightedness in boardroom decision making can take on many forms, e.g. failure to consider how the decision will be perceived outside the boardroom (optics) or failure to understand how the decision will affect the company over time (precedence). No matter the type of myopia, the impact is consistent: sub-optimal decisions that lead to conflict and public disillusionment. There is an easy-to-implement remedy: a decision sieve that helps boards review a series of questions to make sure they are consistently evaluating their decisions against the organization’s vision, mission, values and strategies and against the perceptions of stakeholders (e.g. employees, shareholders, vendors, community).

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