Why You Should Create a “Shadow Board” of Younger Employees

A lot of companies struggle with two apparently unrelated problems: disengaged younger workers and a weak response to changing market conditions.

A few companies have tackled both problems at the same time by creating a “shadow board” — a group of non-executive employees that works with senior executives on strategic initiatives.

The purpose? To leverage the younger groups’ insights and to diversify the perspectives that executives are exposed to.

The Harvard Business Review looks at how “shadow boards” work in practice.


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