CEOs key movers in governance
CONTRARY to popular perception, it’s not directors who are the prime movers behind governance issues in organisations.
Chief executive can take credit for that, according to key findings of the Australian Institute of Management’s governance survey.
The survey, conducted by AIM, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, reports that 83 per cent of the directors and managers who responded believe chief executives are championing change of governance issues.
‘‘ This survey provides a muchneeded reality check on how organisations are really governed,’’ says AIM national president Keith Hilless.
‘‘ The findings help restore the balance by recognising that directors and managers are both key players. We expect these findings to kickstart a frank discussion on the kind of ‘ whole of organisation’ solutions needed to achieve effective governance,’’ he says.