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In this Digital Age, Are You Ready for Digital Reinvention?

“All you need is your own imagination So use it that’s what it’s for (that’s what it’s for) Go inside, for your finest inspiration Your dreams will open the door (open up the door)” Madonna Madonna is a perfect example of reinvention. A very versatile actress, Madonna has the ability to adapt to new trends; […]

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OK, the Merger’s Done. How Do We Secure the Promised Revenue Synergies?

Stiff market competition, expansion into new territories, product portfolio extension, and gaining new capabilities are the prime reasons why more and more organizations are seriously looking into the prospects of—and carrying out—Mergers and Acquisitions.  However, only a few M&As achieve their desired revenue objectives. Revenue Synergies are a decisive factor in closing such deals.  However, […]

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‘Tis the Season for Strategic Planning! Here’s What You Need to Know to Successfully Formulate and Execute Your Strategy

For many organizations, the last quarter of the year is when Leadership will conduct the annual Strategic Planning process and plan the near-, mid- and long-term strategies. This article breaks the full Strategic Planning and Execution processes into 3 sections: Strategic Planning Strategy Development Strategy Execution For each section, we will highlight important concepts core […]

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Considering M&A? Here Are 3 Critical Pre-merger Considerations

Takeovers can turnaround companies in a short period of time, but there is a significant degree of risk to be anticipated and mitigated prior to undertaking such transactions.  Lack of careful deliberation of the potential risks, insufficient planning, weak execution, and lack of focus on Post-merger Integration are the major reasons why many Merger & […]

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Scenario Planning : A Workshop Consulting Approach When the Future Needs to be Different

In today’s business environment, management consulting firms must be ready to address client challenges and needs that will transform their business by 10 or 100 times. Tools and methods must be scaled up to ensure applicability to the widest possible audience globally. The Consulting Workshop Series provides a good understanding of the 10 Methods of […]

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When the Need to Counteract Power Differential Exist: Use Consulting Workshop Series: Focus Group

In today’s business environment, management consulting firms must be ready to address client challenges and needs that will transform their business by 10 or 100 times. Tools and methods must be scaled up to ensure applicability to the widest possible audience globally. The Consulting Workshop Series provides a good understanding of the 10 Methods of […]

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Go beyond Traditional Value-Based Management: Value Creation through Relative Shareholder Return

Value-Based Management (VBM) has been regarded traditionally as a tool to help investors evaluate firms, optimize performance management, and maximize shareholder value. However, there are mixed opinions on whether to utilize VBM as a mandatory investment or management tool.  Many investors, analysts, and executives, to this day, are skeptical of the influence and role of VBM […]

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Learning the First Tool of the Consulting Workshop Series: Charrette

In today’s business environment, management consulting firms must be ready to address client challenges and needs that will transform their business by 10 or 100 times.  Tools and methods must be scaled up to ensure applicability to the widest possible audience globally. The Consulting Workshop Series provides a good understanding of the 10 Methods of […]

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Consulting Workshop Series 101: Tools to Generating Effective and Innovative Ideas

Whether the focus is a strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, management consulting firms have become a staple of corporate life. From defining strategic directions to simply serving as an additional pair of hands for outsourced work, management consultants have become inextricably linked to the success of most large organizations. However, festering underneath the […]

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You’re Building a Customer-centric Organization, So Where’s the Customer Department?

Transforming a product-driven firm to a customer-driven enterprise is inevitable today in order to stay ahead in today’s extremely competitive market.  The days of mass marketing, mass media communications, and little-to-none direct interface with customers are long gone.  The emphasis now should be on maximizing customer relationships and becoming customer-driven organizations rather than merely selling […]

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Leveraging the Innovation Effectiveness Curve: Your Key to Growth

For many companies, developing new products is a hit-or-miss proposition. Successful innovation–the kind that leads to customer engagement and profits–is rare and hard to achieve. Some have tried investing intensively in research and development. In a recent study conducted by booz&co. on public companies representing almost 60% of global R&D expenditures, it was found out […]

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Customer-centricity 101: Leading Organizations to be Customer-centric

Advances in technology and communication, combined with the explosive growth in data information, have given rise to a more empowered global consumer. Recent economic and political events highlight the need for companies to understand how consumers view the world and the most important attributes for their purchasing decisions. Responding effectively to rapidly changing consumer needs […]

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