Topic: Culture

Does your organisation have a culture that supports better collaboration, opportunity and purpose for optimal productivity


Boards must act as culture guardians

A positive company culture can lead to better long-term performance. Here's what boards must do to manage it, starting from the top down.

How avoiding shadow values can help change your organisational culture

Governing culture is a board's most challenging task. John Neil and Michelle Bloom of The Ethics Centre outline the dangers of “shadow values". Here's how to walk the talk. 

Getting back-to-basics with governance

Has governance become too much of a burden? It's time for directors to get back to the basics of providing strong oversight and strategic support with a focus on culture.

Practical tips for strong communication in the workplace

Business speak can be an obstacle to clear communication in the workplace. Here are some useful tips for how to get your message across, from BWD founder Derryn Heilbuth.

Ethical decision-making for directors

The movement towards greater racial, socioeconomic and gender diversity is gaining momentum – and directors and executives need to get on board.

Preventing workplace sexual harassment - obligations for directors

In January 2021, Safe Work Australia released new guidance aimed at assisting directors and officers discharge their duties under WHS laws to address the risk of sexual harassment occurring in the wor...

Directors, are you ready for a culture check?

New research reveals culture is finally being taken seriously by directors, reports Louise Petschler, AICD head of Advocacy. Plus updates on modern slavery reporting and AICD priorities.

Dealing with toxic behaviour in the boardroom

Bad boardroom behaviour can manifest itself in many ways – through particular directors controlling debate, via the words of a ranting chair, by board members belittling, blaming, or undermining...

Investors put boards on notice over stronger social governance

Recent cases such as Rio Tinto and AMP show that managing stakeholder interests has never been more challenging for boards, especially in terms of social governance and meeting the demands of investor...

Sally Pitkin on the evolution of governance: “We’ve got people issues on the board agenda”

Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD is the 2020 recipient of the AICD Queensland Division Gold Medal Award. Over her 25 year board career, Dr Pitkin has consistently promoted the highest standards of corporate gove...
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