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Insights: Find the Gaps 

This is a compilation of resources on the value of board matrices and on-the-ground examples of how and why they work.

Matrix Thinking
This article from KPMG breaks down why matrix thinking and long-term planning can help to build a stronger board. Providing a matrix reflecting the qualifications of board members creates an equitable and well-rounded perspective to ensure an even disbursement of backgrounds, identities, and perspectives across the board itself for long-lasting results.

Board Composition: The Road to Strategic Refreshment and Succession
This article from SpencerStuart provides effective practices for diversifying board composition over time to ensure the board meets its goals, evaluates and re-evaluates its efficacy over time, and does not rely on board members’ retirement to allow new members to join.

Board Recruitment Matrix
This article outlines the importance of meeting the needs of your board’s shareholders by evaluating the makeup of your board regularly using Skills Matrices. Diligent provides useful tools such as evaluation areas and software recommendations.

Corporate Director Selection and Recruitment: A Matrix
The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance gets to the root of how and why you must align the goals and values of your board with your organization’s mission and values. This article provides board matrices and describes how to go about ensuring your board is effective, efficient, and tailored to your company.