In the midst of extreme uncertainty, resilient boards are adapting and changing to the changing business environment. They are redefining boundaries of responsibility to include sustainability and a purpose beyond shareholder dominance and accepting diverse voices and innovative perspectives within the boardroom to define the future of success.

The technology that powers the boardroom continues changing how boards function. Secure platforms enable real-time communication and collaboration between directors spread across the globe while data analytics provide deeper insights for more informed decision-making. Artificial intelligence can also assist with tasks such as agenda planning and risk assessment that allow board members to focus their time on strategy.

Another boardroom trend is incorporating natural lighting into meeting spaces as a way to promote healthier and more productive discussions. A recent Harvard Business Review survey ranked natural light as the top office perk. It topped more predictable options like onsite cafeterias or fitness centers.

Cybersecurity is becoming a bigger concern for businesses. It is vital that directors of boards remain up-to-date about the risks and weaknesses of their company to ensure that they are able to manage cybersecurity effectively. This could mean forming dedicated committees, appointing lead directors or investing in specialized board training.

As the pace of change speeds up taking on a continuous learning mindset is a must for board directors. This will help them remain open to new problems and analyze previously unconsidered alternatives, enabling them to direct management towards strategies that distinguish the company within their sector.