We live in a time when litigation and regulation enjoy unprecedented popularity and respect. In my view, the inmates are running the asylum, but we must play by the rules whether they make sense or not.
“Governance,” therefore, gets more attention than ever before. How an enterprise is governed has meaningful impact on its performance.
When establishing governance for an organization, one must first consider rules, risks and objectives. Next, one must optimize governance structure to ensure accountability without crushing operating efficiency, a very delicate balance.
Good governance provides checks and balances without undue interference. Anything else is bad governance.