Reimagining Board Committees to Accommodate Worker Voice

Employees at U.S. public corporations have increasingly demanded that their concerns be heard at the very senior levels of management.  If current trends continue, boards of directors could also be challenged to accommodate “worker voice” more formally.  Rather than being caught flat-footed, boards should reimagine the process through which they receive information about employee sentiment with the goal of penetrating existing structural barriers.  Boards can start by establishing a dedicated board committee with the proper remit and resources, thereby creating a mechanism for, and demonstrating a commitment to, hearing and understanding worker voice.

In a recent essay, I contribute … Read more