In the midst of unprecedented uncertainty, resilient boards are evolving and adapting to a changing landscape of business. They are redefining the boundaries of responsibility to include sustainability and purpose beyond shareholder primacy and including diverse voices and fresh perspectives in the boardroom, to define the future of success.

Technology in the boardroom will continue to transform the way boards function. Secure platforms facilitate real-time collaboration and communication among board members located across the globe, while data analytics provide more in-depth information that can help you make better decisions. Artificial intelligence can help with tasks such as agenda planning and risk assessments, which gives board members more time to concentrate on strategy.

Another trend in the boardroom is to incorporate natural light into meeting rooms as a way of encouraging more productive and healthier conversations. In fact an upcoming Harvard Business Review study ranked natural lighting as the top office perk, beating more obvious options like cafeterias on site and fitness centers.

Cybersecurity is becoming a bigger concern for businesses. It is important that directors of boards stay up-to-date about the risks and vulnerabilities of their company to ensure that they are able to manage cybersecurity effectively. This may mean setting up designated committees, selecting a lead director or investing in specialized training for board members.

As the pace of change increases that is why embracing a lifetime education is a must for board directors. This will enable them to stay in the forefront of their thinking and identify issues that are lurking around the corner. They can also look at previously unconsidered possibilities, allowing management to devise innovative strategies that distinguish the company from other companies in their sector.