Market Issues in Focus: Goal Setting

Farient believes that of all the design features of compensation, goal setting has one of the most significant effects on alignment. Goal setting is all about striking the right balance between establishing measures and setting goals that are at once motivational to executives and accretive to shareholders. Historically, most companies set goals relative to a budget that is established from an internal perspective, which we refer to as a “mark-to-budget” approach. In contrast, we believe goals also need to be set relative to standards that support stock price increases and create shareholder value over time, which we refer to as a “mark-to-shareholder” approach.

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Forbes - Executive Pay Watch

August 20, 2019

Forbes – Good Governance: Do Boards Need Cyber Security Experts?

While opinions differ on the need for cybersecurity experts on certain boards, there is a general consensus among management, boards, and investors alike that this need is growing. Given this trend, I spent time with Bob Zukis. Bob is the founder and CEO of the Digital Directors Network, professor of Management and Organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, retired PwC Advisory Partner, and author and speaker on digital governance and the impact of disruptive technology on business strategy.

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