Governance

Governance expertise.

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Our expertise

here’s a reason social movements aren’t sparked by traditional, top-down organisations. It’s down to power and control. It’s a question of governance.

We advocate for a progressive approach to organisational governance.

Our expertise lies in:

  • Boardroom cultures and how to change them
  • Decision-making processes and how to democratise them
  • The demands of trusteeship and how to take brave decisions
  • Regulatory and compliance issues and how to navigate them
  • Inclusive meeting structures and reporting routines
  • Power dynamics and how to overcome stalemates
  • Developing new governance systems that create accountability over bureaucracy

Want to create a governance system that works for your organisation?

Our approach

Traditional ‘command and control’ organisational models are faltering. But new models and methods are emerging.

Tech start-ups, design firms and grassroots movements are finding new ways of working.

Our cross-sector experience allows us to employ fresh approaches to governance, decision-making and people management.

This includes:

  • Flat hierarchies
  • Dispersed leadership
  • Collective decision-making
  • Grassroots participation
  • Devolution of power
  • Diversity and plurality
One of the biggest challenges for us was when we received funding, and suddenly being faced a dynamic that we weren’t used to. How do you make decisions? How do you involve everyone? You move from being a child to suddenly being an adult. Suddenly, you have responsibility on a much larger scale. When you’re entrusted with a large sum of money, it’s all about accountability.
William Nicholson, Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership

Let’s talk governance