Board Dialogue – Ep. 4: Addressing Current Social and Economic Issues

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The key topics that should be receiving board attention in the near term have less to do with traditional operational matters, and more to do with social and economic issues of concern to the workforce and the mission. To bring understanding to these key concerns, we turn to our quarterly conversation with Ken Kaufman, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kaufman Hall.

Ken has been visiting with clients and other leaders of the healthcare industry and has also been busy with his popular blog, addressing pressing subjects ranging from inflation to artificial intelligence. Ken has returned to our podcast today to share his insights on topics that include:

  • Social justice board initiatives that have developed in the wake of the George Floyd murder.
  • The impact of individual actions regarding equality at the CEO level.
  • Addressing current workforce culture and employee retention concerns.
  • The impact of rising inflation rates on hospitals and health systems.
  • Realities and expectations of today’s board members.
  • Forward-thinking advice for board members and directors.