Ioday, a good balance of “grounding” and “stargazing” is vital to preparing the organisation for the future. The board must look closely at the here and now, making sure everything is working correctly; otherwise we run the risk of missing signs of everything from neglect to malfeasance. We must also look into the next 10 to 15 years to make sure that the organisation has a robust future to look forward to.
Individual directors will increasingly find themselves being held to account for the choices that they have made in the boardroom in many areas, be it around executive compensation or “innovative” tax strategies.
MALTA way is a way of life and business, open to attract diversity just because diverse people are a resource to develop the country
This imprinting is surely due to the Anglo-Saxon culture and influence that is clearly, as a UK guest told me last week after some days spent on the islands, predominant in the behavioral matters on the Mediterranean culture, particularly if we focus on “professional” population.
I would like to give an example from the real life in UK, when we are speaking about diversity value for some countries, which are investing in diverse people since the early stages.
This year at the ICMA Centre of the University of Reading, the first in the University ranking for Finance in the UK, the best student have been rewarded for their effort and performance.
The winner of the longstanding ICMA Centre MSc Academic Achievement Award 2014, was a girl from Colombia, whilst BSc Academic Achievement Award 2014 has been shared by two students from Italy and Vietnam.
Is anyone brave enough, to imagine something like this happening within an Italian University?
In Malta and UK this does happen indeed!