One of the most popular Strategic Planning tool among executives is the SWOT analysis (or SWOT matrix). However, sometimes assessing the organization’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats is not enough to set the direction for the planning process or to implement Business Transformation. An alternative framework to SWOT analysis is the Strategic Goals Grid (SGG). […]
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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, […]
The rapidly evolving world necessitates organizations to change quickly to keep pace. Organizations that are able to manage change well flourish, whereas those that don’t risk disruption or closure. Managing Transformation varies greatly based on the nature of business and the people involved. It also depends on how well people understand the change process. Various […]
Inspiring breakthrough innovation in business models and solutions is becoming critical for organizations’ existence, as startups through their innovation have been consistently disrupting large organizations globally. To foster innovation, the key ingredient is creating an organizational culture that encourages innovation in all spheres. Every organization, today, aspires to nurture a culture of innovation where employees […]
Business Transformation initiatives are complex undertakings that aren’t easy to manage. In fact, data suggests most transformation efforts globally to have ended up in failure. That’s predominantly because organizations find it challenging to make their people accept change. Most of the large-scale change initiatives are typically executed without focusing much on the human element—bolstering the people’s […]
Why Agile Matters to Consultants Combining traditional project management methodologies with hybrid models impacts the way projects are planned and managed. A hybrid approach can increase the end results, delivering customer requirements and organizational strategic imperatives. But a cultural shift within the organization is critical to its success. It is easy to blame the traditional, […]
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FlevyPro is our subscription service for consulting frameworks and business templates. We recently surveyed our subscribers and learned our biggest fans are essentially all independent consultants or owners of boutique consulting firms. We wondered, Why is this the case? The reason, we found, is simple. A core competitive advantage of global consulting firms is they have access […]
This is a very big industry that is becoming more main stream. The industry consolidation bandwagon is starting, so like the Gartner Hype Cycle predicts, its only a matter of time before there is wholesale buy-ups of niche Environmental Consulting firms by the broader based players. The USA market is the worlds largest, with spend on Environmental Consulting already at $11.7 Billion. […]
Professional services firms are undergoing a profound transformation. The markets are changing and the old ways of doing business are becoming obsolete. Customers paying for professional services are becoming more sophisticated and more discerning. Why are we still doing business as usual when the world around us is in such extreme flux? The professional services […]
We recently had the opportunity to speak with the two co-founders of TheConsultantLounge.com, Laura Woodroof (picture on the right below) and Martina Segerer. TheConsultantLounge is an online and offline community for smart and passionate management consultants who were looking to expand their network and share their experiences across the broader consulting ecosystem. Both Laura and Martina are seasoned consultants with combined […]
The majority of documents available on Flevy are produced by seasoned consultants and consulting firms. Many of these documents were produced FOR consultants, as well. Below, we have listed a number of must-have references for anyone working in management consulting–and, in particular, those who run their own boutique firms. They are roughly grouped into common […]
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