Salon Highlights: Monitoring Company Culture

Culture has become a hot topic at the board level — for good reason. A company’s intangible assets, including talent and culture, make up a large percentage of their value. Athena member Kathy Zwickert, board director at Avalara and former chief people officer at Netskope, led a members-only virtual salon about how the board can monitor company culture without stepping on the CEO’s toes.

  1. Create a partnership with the CEO and management to make sure everyone is bought into the culture. This will clarify how involved the board should be in monitoring culture. Be careful and know your CEO, as some may not be as open to the board’s involvement and feel threatened.

Members can listen to the full recording in the Resource Library.

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