Why It Pays to Have a Plan According the PwC authors, Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson, poor planning for changes in leadership costs companies dearly. Unexpected successions can paralyze even the best-functioning companies, they can wreak a harsh...
Customer in the Center Identify what’s most important to your customers. Seth Godin is right: You want to focus your energy on pleasing your truly rewarding customers. If it’s not clear exactly who they are, make sure you’re spending enough time on...
Why are so many companies wasting time and money on strategies that never come to life? Ironically, it sounds like they're doing all the right things. But this conventional wisdom is a trap: It creates a huge gap between your destination...
When the benefits and values are not perceived by the customer and the attributes are standardized, goods and services become commoditized. According to Professor Michel, “Commoditization is a bad word. It is procurement’s weapon to make you lower your prices. And...
Quality, innovation, profitability, and growth all depend on having strategy and execution fit together seamlessly. Did You Know?      In a recent Strategy& global survey, 700 business executives were asked to rate their company’s top leaders in terms of their skill at...
  The Apprenticeship Levy, that the Confederation of British Industry labels it as a tax aims to induce employers to take more of these learners on. All firms with a payroll greater than £3 million will, from next month, have to pay 0.5...
  "HR needs to ensure it is fit for purpose in order to be proactive and maintain or develop its influence in the future." Keith Murdoch, Remuneration and Benefits Manager, - British American Tobacco     Did You Know? According to CFO Research, approximately 60...
Growth is shifting, disruption is accelerating, and societal tensions are rising. Confronting these dynamics will help you craft a better strategy, and forge a brighter future. According to the latest McKinsey research,it is easy, to lose sight of long-term trends amid short-term...
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...
CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY AND EMPLOYEE-CENTRICITY Customer-centricity encompasses both business processes, interactions, cultural mindsets, but also the actual way of doing business. According to Paula Clapon, a content strategist at gethppy.com, a customer-centric approach has been proven to add value to a company, as a cultural and...
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