Vol 10 Issue 16

  • Date:22 Aug 2012
  • Type:Boardroom Report

Boosting Australia’s productivity

A concerted effort to shore up productivity could add up to $90 billion to Australia's national income each year by 2017, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

In the report, Beyond the boom: Australia's productivity imperative, MGI argues that the benefits of the resources boom have masked an annual decline of 0.7 per cent in Australia's productivity between 2005 and 2011, compared with a 2.4 per cent increase from 1993 to 1999.

AGMs in need of reform

Almost three-quarters of listed companies believe that annual general meetings (AGMs) are in need of reform, according to a survey by law firm Allens.

Finding your feet under a new boardroom table

Taking on a new board role can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Expectations can run high and opinions are often formed during the first few weeks. So how can you effectively integrate into your new position?

Ten stress tests of your board CV

A good resumé for a directorship position should show what you will be able to do for a specific board, rather than just outlining where you have been, says Dianne Jacobs MAICD, founding principal of The Talent Advisors.

Listed companies make progress on gender reporting

Most listed companies have established diversity policies, many of which stretch well beyond gender, according to a new report by KPMG.

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