Self-evaluation is essential for the proper functioning of a Supervisory Board. A Supervisory Board should conduct an annual self-evaluation and frequently employ an external evaluator. Hoek Consultants offers external and independent support for this evaluation process. Guidance from an external party reduces the non-committal nature of the self-evaluation.

Depending on the purpose and subject of the evaluation, an external party can help to gain new insights and reveal possible blind spots. It also allows for sensitive or complicated matters to be discussed in a safe environment.

Our method
The success of an evaluation relies on the extent to which and how the evaluation connects with the current situation and the Executive Board of the company. Hoek Consultants, therefore, takes this status quo as a starting point for self-evaluation. Confidentiality, integrity, and the promotion of professionalism are paramount in the support offered by Hoek Consultants.

Depending on the purpose of the self-assessment, we design the process together with you. This process can consist of interviews, a survey or questionnaire, 360° feedback, and a team assessment. With these tools, we examine the various roles of the Board as supervisor, employer, advisor, and controlling body. The outcome provides information about the chairman and the members of the Board and leads to a better balance and team performance. The findings, attention areas and recommendations, resulting from the individual interviews and the outcome of the team analysis, will be discussed in the self-evaluation meeting.

During the self-evaluation meeting, we pay a lot of attention to culture and behaviour. In addition to the traditional controls and instruments, these so-called soft skills are essential. These skills are related to the motivation, loyalty, integrity, and norms and values of the members of the Board. That is why we also address influencing behaviour, motivating individuals, and showing leadership.