Take on Board / Insights from the Take on Board Breakfast: Research on board composition and decision making with Jo Smith

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Today on Take on Board, Helga shares her conversation with Jo Smith. This chat was part of the November Take on Board Breakfast event. Jo Smith joined Helga to talk about her research report, New Zealand Boards and Frontier Firms. She shares some lessons from the research around board composition and strategic decision making. Jo is an economist by training. She specialises in Applied Research and Analysis, particularly qualitative and mixed method studies. She spent much of her career as a consultant, first at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. And then with Sapir, a research group. She has considerable experience in program evaluation for clients in the government, private and community based sectors and across the Pacific. Jo is now a principal advisor at the New Zealand Productivity Commission, where she works on major inquiries into productivity related issues. There were several questions from women who are board aspirants. If you have these same goals, Helga would love to talk to you about her Board Kickstarter program. If you are a Non Executive director (current or past board member), Helga is accepting applicants for the 2021 Board Accelerator program - https://www.trybooking.com/BLWWY). This conversation has been edited, if you don't want to miss any of the next TOB Events, register for updates from Helga. Contact Jo or find out more about her: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-smith-b88aa044/?originalSubdomain=nz Resources mentioned in this episode: https://www.productivity.govt.nz/research/nz-boards-and-frontier-firms/ FOR MORE INFORMATION: Join the Take on Board community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TakeOnBoard/ Follow along on Twitter: @TakeOnBoard For more information about Helga Svendsen: https://www.helgasvendsen.com.au/ Interested in working with Helga? https://www.helgasvendsen.com.au/workwithme To contact Helga: [email protected]