Better Boards is an independent consultancy specialised in developing executive and governing boards and executives that work with boards and/or aspire to a board position.
Better Boards uses for all its services – Onboarding, Board Audit and Board Retreats – innovative, evidence-based, bespoke solutions. Our approach is proven, efficient, yet rigorous. It allows for business continuity without disruption providing insights as well as practical and actionable solutions for the individual and collective.
We are trusted and valued partners for chairmen, CEOs and investors who have a genuine interest in bringing the highest level of governance to life and develop the governing and executive boards, for the benefit of the whole organisation and its stakeholders.
Our distinctive expertise in conducting development oriented Board Audits means that our programmes form an integral part of the value creation process. We apply our research based insights of the ‘Seven Pillars’ of effective boards which proved to generate measurable business results, are peer reviewed and published in the US, UK and Germany.
Better Boards offers the following services: Onboarding, Management Board Audits, and specially designed Management Retreats.
Better Boards was founded by two partners, Dr. Sabine Dembkowski and Dr. Stefan Wegener. Dr. Dembkowski and Dr. Wegener worked together for many…
…years in senior management roles – as CEOs, executive board members, strategy consultants, executive coaches, and investors. Their knowledge and understanding of the demands and challenges of senior management is not just based on theory. They also have extensive, practical and professional experience of how good management produces results.
They have seen again and again how the top echelons of an organisation can waste energy which should have used to create value for the stakeholders. Better Boards is founded on the experience and conviction that providing the right amount of relevant feedback and support to top-level management can help to unleash the potential of an organisation and convert this into creating value for all stakeholders.
The rapid pace of change and increasing regulatory complexity present challenges for organisations. Management often responds by ensuring that boxes are…
…ticked and regulatory commitments are met. However, this comes at a price. Effective and best practice in management is often overlooked and key ingredients to success such as corporate vision, values, collaboration and communication are not properly developed and exploited.
Suddenly, the board is reduced to being the sum of its parts. It becomes a fragmented and disjointed body as opposed to a cohesive and powerful whole. The unique strengths of individual board members are squandered. Uncertainty about functions and responsibilities undermines collaboration, causes conflict and blocks the flow of information and ideas. Only a board in which all individual members understand how to bring out the best from one another can create optimal value.
And that’s where Better Boards comes in. Our goal is to develop managers, committees and boards to ensure that they go beyond their regulatory obligations and bring out the best in their organisations. Leadership can increase its efficiency, effectiveness, and long-term performance – so that active governance creates value rather than undermines it.
Better Boards has developed an original, innovative approach to coping with the specific, complex demands board-level executives face. Our approach draws…
…on our partners’ extensive, hands-on experience and their detailed knowledge, research and understanding of value creation in organisations.
The Better Boards’ approach is based on international research into best board, executive board and management committee practice. The approach is based on tried and tested methods that have proven successful in business. We look, for example, at what makes executives successful and what stops them from making an impact.
Better Boards incorporates the perspectives of investors, directors, executive and governing boards to create new, wide-ranging insights for clients. Our process is holistic. We examine the way in which individuals operate as well as the way in which the Board works as a whole. We address how individuals and boards see themselves and how others see them.
Efficient and Practical
Better Boards does not engage in lengthy consultancy. We target concrete results based on our practical experience and extensive knowledge of best practice.
We use online tools to complete our analysis more effectively. We focus on relevance, applicability, speed, and performance.
Better Boards wants to use its approach to set a new standard in developing the effectiveness of management at the highest levels in organisations.