The Group-Think Challenge
Board Seats Filled With Like-Minded People
The Harvard Business Review observes that “the problem is how boards get formed and how you fill vacancies. It might be unconscious bias. Sometimes, it’s laziness. ‘Oh, we have an opening, who do we know?’ He shared that many times board members only knew people like them.”
That’s led to an emerging consensus that boards must possess a broad range of knowledge, experience, and skills.