- A board aligned with the future
It is often the increasing legal responsibility incumbent on the board that is invoked to explain its professionalization, whereas the real driver of this evolution is the competitive pressure exerted on companies, and in particular SMEs. Competitiveness means the need to increase and diversify the competencies of the board ; the squaring of the circle is a board of directors composed of professionals who cover all the company’s functions as well as its branch of activity : finance, legal, production, logistics, export, human resources, digitalization, etc. A board must demonstrate its ability to withstand pressure, meet often unexpected challenges (think “pandemic”), contribute to outstanding corporate performance and ensure impeccable governance.
- A proven methodology that is professional and delivers
Ganci Partners, with its experience and success in executive search, applies the same professional and rigorous recipes for identifying, approaching and dialoguing with future board members. Ganci Partners’ intimate knowledge of the Swiss market and its regional presence allow its consultants to have a fine meshed network of the market. The aim is to identify people with the right skills, who are not actively looking for a new challenge, or even to encourage managers to move from an operational to a board level.
- Team and individual assessments
Ganci Partners’ assessments complement the search for suitable candidates, matching both with an existing board of directors as with senior management. Particular attention is paid to the potential synergy between board members and management. Interpersonal skills are a crucial subject for the proper functioning of a board.
- Diversity, also (especially?) in boards of directors
Ganci Partners is not only particularly attentive to the balance of skills on a board, but also to the gender balance. Diversity in all its forms has now proven to be an unparalleled contributor of different perspectives and has direct short, medium and long term effects on the company’s results.
- Succession planning
A board of directors, like any organization, must think about its own future. The drafting of a succession plan, balancing the existing and future strengths needed, allows to determine precisely the profiles required to complete the current team. Ganci Partners supports you in this process.