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According to Don Sull, an alumnus of McKinsey and a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management: When it comes to innovation, the single most common piece of advice may be to “think outside the box.” Constraints,...
Your company strives to innovate and differentiate, but do you have a sneaking suspicion that your buyers see less and less meaningful differentiation between your offer and that of your competitors? This experience is becoming increasingly common as competitors replicate...
  Organizational culture is the pattern of basic assumptions, values, norms and artifacts shared by organizational members. These shared meanings help members to make sense out of the organization. The meanings signal how work is to be done and...
According to Professor Seán Meehan in seeking to “beat the odds” and enjoy success, we must understand why adapting is such a challenge and address this systematically. British Home Stores and Woolworths in the UK, Radio Shack and C&J Energy Services in...
The Challenge: Disconnected Systems and Processes Stumbling Blocks to Successful BPM The premise of Business Performance Management (BPM) is simple: companies can optimize performance by setting goals, monitoring progress against those goals, and quickly reacting to change. Companies that embrace...
Innovation and creativity In this engaging presentation of the eight essentials of innovation performance, McKinsey principal Nathan Marston explains why innovation is increasingly important to driving corporate growth. Taken together, these form an essential operating system for innovation within a company’s...
Joel Stein reports on new research from Code Computerlove that surveyed 1,000 U.K. consumers to find out what they really think about these trend predictions; things like voice search, virtual reality, and chat-bots. That data was then compared to what’s actually making the...
In this unpredictable economic climate, leaders must be capable to lead their companies to quickly adapt to new market forces. Business models are changing to catch up with the emerging drivers of competition. Success hinges first andforemost on “Thinking-Ahead” strategy  and...
By Bettina Büchel & Christopher Zintel Nestlé, the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of foods, has leveraged the Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) program, a continuous improvement initiative based on LEAN and TPM principles, to deliver the “Nestlé Model” of steady,...
Today, many businesses lack synergy between the sales and marketing organizations due to a variety of reasons, including: • Success in the sales and marketing departments is measured differently • Sales and marketing have a different vision of the ideal target...
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