We help you define the roles and responsibilities of decision makers to ensure the smooth running of your business
Leading and deciding
The smooth running of a company depends on good management. In practice, the daily life of managers at all levels is made up of a series of decisions that will have short, medium or long term repercussions. To ensure that these decisions can be made in a timely and confident manner, it is essential to assign clear roles and specific responsibilities. Each stakeholder, whether shareholder, board member or manager, must play their specific role and fulfil their duties. It is important to establish this balance, which is key for the company's long term survival. Otherwise, the lack of clarity and objectivity of decisions leads to frustration and misunderstanding in the decision making process.
This kind of situation is particularly frequent in family companies, where history and personal relationships complicate the decision making process. A clear separation of business and family is essential to avoid conflicts and is needed to ensure the continuity of the family assets.
Tailor made models
To make sure that your business runs smoothly, we help you design a formal governance model that fits your specific situation and culture. With clearly defined responsibilities, management, board members and shareholders are able to play their roles effectively and with confidence.
Several events in the life of a company provide opportunities to review the governance model such as major changes in management or the board of directors. Pressure comes from various sources. For example, when governing bodies experience a conflict situation and/or stalemate that leads the company to lose its dynamism. Or when there is general dissatisfaction among employees. Or simply at the demand of shareholders.
Whatever the situation, effective and appropriate governance is essential. This is where we can help you. Our extensive experience in companies of all sizes and our in-depth knowledge of management mechanisms enable us to offer you proven governance models.
Our approach of governance
Employee dissatisfaction, arguments and conflicts within the management bodies, succession in a family business, slowing down and losing impetus in the market... When your company goes through difficult times, it is often the governance model that is at fault. We analyse your situation in detail to identify the causes of the problem and suggest improvements to be considered.
M&BD Audit Governance
Our diagnostic tool assesses the application of fundamental governance principles within the company. We also look at how decisions are made and how these decisions are formalised and implemented.
Depending on the situation, our support can lead to many different results. Here are some examples.
Designing a new governance model
We propose a governance model specifically designed to enable your company to operate efficiently and effectively. We learn from your problems to propose simple principles to gain transparency, avoid confusion and empower the members of the organization.
Governance rules and decision making principles Assigning the right decision rights to the most appropriate corporate bodies is only the beginning. It is also necessary to provide for the delegation and distribution of decision making to limit the concentration of power that can prevent the company from growing efficiently. We help you to define clear decision rules regarding the powers and responsibilities of each body.
Here are some examples of how we have helped companies to improve their governance.
The results achieved by the M&BD team are exactly what we expected.
President of a leading precision tool company
We can support you at various points, with various goals. It is up to you to decide whether you want our support for one or more of these steps.
Analysis and recommendations
We assess your company's governance system and suggest ways to improve the distribution of roles and facilitate decision-making.
Concepts and planning
New governance model? Redistribution of responsibilities between bodies? Development of a matrix of roles and responsibilities? We can suggest several action plans with their associated decision criteria.
Implementation and monitoring
Depending on your preferences, we implement the chosen concept or supervise the work of the specialists you have selected. We also help you to define and follow key performance indicators.