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Taking a Strategic Move to Post-merger Integration (PMI): Financial Integration

Our framework Post-merger Integration (PMI): Financial integration is every organization’s guide to achieving the financial alignment of both Buyer and Target. Post-merger Integration is a highly complex process. It requires swift action as well as running the core business activities simultaneously. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful PMI Process. However, careful planning focusing on […]

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How to Maximize Deal Value in Post-merger Integration (PMI): The PMI Process

Post-merger Integration (PMI) can be complex, time-pressured, and unfamiliar for most organizations. It is a highly complex process. It requires swift action as well as running the core business activities simultaneously.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful PMI Process. However, careful planning focusing on the strategic objectives of the deal and the identification and […]

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Developing an Organizational Design that Works: The Galbraith Star Model

“A problem well framed is a problem half-solved.” — Jay Galbraith Organizational Design is more than just structures. It is having policies and strategies that are aligned with one another.  When this is achieved, it allows organizations to operate at maximum efficiency and achieve Operational Excellence. The Galbraith Star Model™ is the foundation on which […]

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Strategy Classics: Porter’s Value Chain

The Value Chain concept, first described by Dr. Michael Porter in 1985, is a series of actions that a firm—in a specific industry—accomplishes to produce a valuable product or service for the market.  The value chain notion visualizes the process view of an organization, perceiving a manufacturing or service organization as a system comprised of […]

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Developing an Innovation Mindset: Investing on Technology is Never Enough

Organizations today are spending money on the latest technologies and working hard to solve problems as they arise. Yet, sad to say, this is simply not enough. Today, to get on top of today’s fiercely competitive business environment, organizations need to take a strategic move: Develop an Innovation Mindset. What is an Innovation Mindset? What […]

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Strategy Classics: Porter’s Five Forces

Michael Eugene Porter—a Professor at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School—is widely acclaimed for his unmatched prowess in competitive strategy, strategic planning, global economic development, and the application of competitive principles and strategic approaches.  Renowned as the father of modern day strategy, Dr. Porter is an author of 18 books and a […]

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Starting PMI Right: Post-merger Integration (PMI): Day One Activities

Post-merger Integration is a highly complex process. It requires swift action as well as running the core business activities simultaneously.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful PMI Process. However, careful planning focusing on the strategic objectives of the deal and the identification and capturing of synergies will help maximize deal value. It is […]

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The Science of Strategy Selection: What’s the Best Framework?

There are literally 100s of Strategy frameworks. In our Strategy Development Stream alone, we have 35+ frameworks available. With so many tools available, it can be difficult to determine what the right approach is for our organization.  When selecting the appropriate strategic approach, there are numerous important considerations for us to evaluate, including Corporate Culture, Organizational Structure, Leadership […]

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When Creating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), What Areas Should We Focus On?

Creating a culture that measures productivity objectively is a sensitive matter.  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are being employed extensively by organizations across the globe to monitor and track performance.  KPIs provide valuable metadata to improve top-down and bottom-up vertical efficiency. Analytics-driven firms are aware that KPIs are much more than a tool to evaluate performance.  […]

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How and Why We Should Align Strategy and Finance

In the Digital Age today, most industries today in a state of flux driven by volatile market forces. These market changes are affecting how Finance needs to operate. Specifically, more than ever, Finance needs to be more strategic and likewise in stronger alignment with Strategy. Resultantly, an optimal Target Operating Model (TOM) is one that […]

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An Intro to Strategic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): The KPI Virtuous Cycle

Technological innovation and intensifying competition are forcing leaders to rethink how they use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage and direct organizations.  Digitization has reinforced the importance of Key Performance Indicators not only in enhancing employee performance but driving the overall organizational productivity. The role of KPIs is becoming more dynamic.  KPIs are getting demonstrably […]

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Objectives and Key Results (OKR): Your Management Strategy to Achieving That Goal

Peter Drucker, one of the first managerial thinkers, introduced MBO or Management by Objectives. This eventually paved the way for the birth of the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) management philosophy. Andy Grove, known as the “Father of OKRs”, introduced the approach to Intel during the 1970s. This was further popularized by John Doer by […]

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