Un conseil de taille limitée, se rencontrant plus souvent, est plus efficace et, selon Robert Pozen, c’est aussi une règle de bonne gouvernance. Voir l’article ci-dessous qui résume bien les propos qu’il a tenu lors d’une conférence à Toronto le 29 mai 2012.
Boards should be smaller, meet more often, and be populated by those with greater industry expertise, says a Harvard Business School lecturer and former general counsel for Fidelity Mutual Funds. Robert Pozen provided his recipe for board reform at the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance annual general meeting in Toronto May 29. He said it’s high-functioning boards, not legislation, that leads to better governance. He went on to note there are too many “social loafers” on boards who are investing too little time understanding the issues of the company they are supposed to be serving. “The problem with 14 or 18 directors is social loafing. If you’re part of that big of a board the thinking of many is, ‘well, someone else will take care of it.’ If you don’t feel that responsibility it is a very bad dynamic,” says Pozen.