As businesses make key operational changes to secure their future, Karen Brice explores how non-executive directors (NEDs) can help drive the conversations that will aid their decision-making.

The role of NEDs is evolving, escalated by the challenges and impacts of COVID-19. Such fundamental changes in the way we work have created a critical moment for business leaders. Now is the time to decide how they want their organisations to operate in the future. Non-executive directors are uniquely positioned to shape and drive that conversation with their strategic perspective, often with experience in previous workplace evolutions and the ability to bring different skills to the virtual boardroom table.