Chapter 2

Inside the Boardroom

TMT Behavior

The behavior of top management team (TMT) members inside the boardroom has organization-wide consequences. But which aspects of this behavior are most important? In this chapter, I describe what researchers have discovered to answer this question.

Inside the boardroom, TMT members work together to make strategic and operational decisions. They also decide how to implement those decisions and discuss a wide variety of monitoring and control issues.1 While working on these tasks, their interaction varies over time: At one moment there may be intense discussions between TMT members with many opposing viewpoints and interests, while at another they may agree on a certain course of action without much further ...

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