As Peter Drucker once said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Recent high-profile corporate scandals – from Wells Fargo and Volkswagen to Uber and United Airlines – have highlighted that corporate culture is an integral part of any company’s success (or failure) and should be an important item on every board’s agenda. The role of an independent director in overseeing corporate culture is evolving as boards become increasingly engaged and active stewards of their companies, but the thinking among directors on this topic is not homogenous. Should the board be focused on oversight of the CEO and company strategy, or should it be taking a more active role in driving the organization’s culture? Hugessen Consulting’s Camille Jovanovic and Steve Chan sat down with three seasoned directors to get their perspectives on the board’s role in overseeing corporate culture. 

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