Scientists in the boardroom: enhancing evidence-based decision making

Scientists in the boardroom

As organisations and society face increased uncertainty and complexity, the breadth of issues that directors are having to consider is expanding to new territory. With simultaneous complex challenges on the horizon, boards need to ensure that they have the right information and diverse perspectives to operate at their best when making decisions.

In this DirectorsBrief, prepared in collaboration with Royal Society Te Apārangi, we look at the skillsets that scientists bring to the boardroom and how boards can improve decision-making through greater use of evidence.