Dear colleague,

In collaboration with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, Ward Howell Talent Equity Institute is conducting a study of board practices in the context of the pandemic.

We would like to ask you to answer some questions about one board that you are a member of or work with (the board afterwards). After collecting and analyzing data we will share the results with you.

The survey is anonymous. It will take you not more than 15 minutes.

Please note - all questions are about the events of the last two months.

If you a member of several boards – please, choose only one to answer the questions.

Thank you!

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* 1. In the chosen company you are (mark as many as appropriate):

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* 2. To which extent the board was prepared for the pandemic?

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* 3. With regard to the current challenges the collective competency of the board is

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* 4. Since the beginning of the pandemic the board composition (mark as many as appropriate):

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* 5. The board’s mission/purpose - choose statement that describes the current situation most accurately:

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* 6. Who is a key decision maker during the pandemic?

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* 7. Currently the board meets:

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* 8. The length of board meetings:

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* 9. The number of items on the board agenda:

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* 10. The quality of the board decisions:

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* 11. Your time commitment to the board:

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* 12. Outside of formal board meetings how the frequency of your interactions has changed?

  Increased significantly Increased Remained approximately the same Decreased Decreased significantly Absent
with other board members
with the chairman of the board
with shareholders
with CEO and senior executives
with government and regulators
with other external stakeholders (banks, suppliers, customers, etc.)

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* 13. Since the beginning of the pandemic how often has the board discussed the following items?

  Each meeting Often Few times Once Never
COVID-19
Cash flow
Strategy
CEO’s fit to run the business
CEO’s goals
CEO’s compensation
Annual budget
M&A opportunities

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* 14. What other items has the board discussed since the beginning of the pandemic?

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* 15. What do you rely on to make decisions during a pandemic? (mark as many as appropriate):

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* 16. Since the beginning of the pandemic the board has made the following decisions (mark as many as appropriate):

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* 17. How has the board dynamics changed?

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* 18. Business after the pandemic crisis - choose statement that describes the current situation most closely:

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* 19. What are the major challenges the board is facing currently?

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* 20. What skills, knowledge and competencies should be strengthened/acquired by the board in the current situation?

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* 21. Company type:

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* 22. Company size:

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* 23. Sector:

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* 24. Board size:

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* 26. Your age group:

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* 27. Gender

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