The Sharing Company

Strategy+Business

In only a few years of activity, it''s become clear that the unfettered exchange of otherwise unused major assets, including physical space and industrial equipment, allows a sharing company to operate more efficiently than its non-sharing rivals

Deals That Transform Companies

Strategy+Business

This article lists seven fundamental tenets of M&A integration that can help your company shift its business model and maybe reshape its industry Transformational deals have become desirable, but business leaders agree that they are the most difficult transactions in M&A today.

U.S. Companies Reconsider Corporate Citizenship

Strategy+Business

Serious questions are being raised about the ability of people and goods to move freely across borders. What does that mean for business

Consulting Company Names: Is It Time To Rethink Yours?

Consulting Business

Consulting Company Names: Is It Time To Rethink Yours? Consulting Articles Naming for Consulting Companies Naming your Consultancy Naming Your Consulting Business

Pulling the Triggers That Pull Companies

Strategy+Business

Which will be the spur to your company's change Four types of triggers - each with its own form of awareness -- can set you on the road to coherence.

Nice Companies Finish First

Strategy+Business

Firms that make an effort to be responsible are rewarded more than those that seek only to make money

How to Banish Bad Habits from Your Company

Strategy+Business

Bad habits may be so ingrained in a company that its leaders may not spot them. And that is a challenge for any company hoping to deal with disruption

Does Your Company Keep Its Promises?

Strategy+Business

Under the pressure of a quota, target, or deadline, or amid the turmoil of constant change, many companies break critical promises made to their employees, customers, investors, and communities.

How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

McKinsey

Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning to reap a range of benefits.

The Most Innovative Companies: An Interactive Guide

BCG

This interactive guide shows the changes to The Boston Consulting Group’s list of the most innovative companies. Companies on the list every year from 2005 through 2016. Companies that advanced ten or more positions from 2015 through 2016. * Companies that first appeared on the list in 2016. Companies that returned to the list in 2016 after falling off in 2015 or before. Interactive Thursday, January 12, 2017.

One Company, Two Identities, One Strategy

Strategy+Business

Large enterprises that operate both as a single entity and a business portfolio get the best of both worlds

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

When people think about consultants, they often think about those that work for companies like McKinsey, Accenture, Deloitte, etc. These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors.

My Company Is My Therapist

Strategy+Business

A new book argues that companies can thrive by focusing on the human development of their employees

When a Japanese Company Adopted English as a First Language

Strategy+Business

In her new book, Harvard Business School Professor Tsedal Neeley examines the challenge of establishing a lingua franca in global companies

Why Companies Need to Build a Skills Inventory

Strategy+Business

To have the right talent to thrive in the future, companies need to start categorizing and analyzing the skills present in their organization today

Pro-LGBT Companies in Anti-LGBT Countries

Strategy+Business

NYU professor Kenji Yoshino, in a global study conducted with the Center for Talent Innovation and coauthored with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, has found a range of business benefits in promoting gender identity rights

Finance and HR: The Executive Partnership That Transformed a Company

Strategy+Business

The relationship between a chief financial officer (CFO) and chief human resources officer (CHRO) can turn a company around. Between them, they control the major sources of capital available to a company: human, financial, and often information technology.

"Bad" Innovation Is Just What Your Company Needs

Strategy+Business

Other types of innovation hold value and keep companies humming Blockbusters aren't the only path to success.

Anxiety loves company

Seth Godin Blog

Somehow, at least in our culture, we find relief when others are anxious too. So we spread our anxiety, stoking it in other people, looking for solace in the fear in their eyes.

The sales secrets of high-growth companies

McKinsey

The authors of Sales Growth reveal five actions that distinguish sales organizations at fast-growing companies. Our insights

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Can Aerospace and Defense Companies Meet Their Great Expectations?

Strategy+Business

To meet investors' expectations for profitable growth, Aerospace & Defense companies will have to change strategy. Instead of returning capital to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends, they will have to invest aggressively in profitable growth initiatives.

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Why Acting as One Company Isn't Easy

Strategy+Business

Firms that want to unite far-flung units often struggle to get employees to collaborate

How to Prioritize Your Company’s Projects

Harvard Business

Take another real example: a postal service company delivering packages to customers. Like many other postal services, the company has been struggling to survive in an era of increasing competition and digital substitutes. Thousands of employees at this company were facing similar trade-offs every day. Contrast this with other successful companies. However, despite the difficulty companies have in tracking outputs, it’s the outputs that really matter.

Big company advertising

Seth Godin Blog

Simple test for brand marketing: If I can substitute one company for another and have the ad still make sense, it's not a good ad. American Airlines doesn't know what to say. And they're having a lot of trouble saying it.

Successful Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare

Harvard Business

” He offered the both the railroad companies and Hollywood studios as examples of industries that failed to adapt because they defined their business incorrectly. Union Pacific, the leading railroad company has a market capitalization of over $80 billion, about 60% more than Ford or GM. Disney, the leading movie studio company, has a market capitalization of about $150 billion. The company recently reported that it’s growing at an annual rate of over 100%.

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Interactive: Where Companies Spend Their R&D Money

Strategy+Business

Comparing R&D spending in 2007 and 2015 reveals the new geography of innovation

Why Companies Overlook Great Internal Candidates

Harvard Business

While the days of retiring from one company after a 40-year career may be long gone, many believe that the pendulum seems to have swung far into the opposite direction. And the much-documented job hopping trend might seem to indicate that employees have left company loyalty in the rearview mirror. They don’t want to leave their company; instead, they want to stick around and move up the ranks. Are companies overlooking the skilled people in their own workforce?

One Bad Apple Spoils the Company

Strategy+Business

Companies should weed out toxic employees -- before their bad habits spread

5 Companies Modeling Future of Work

Cheryl Cran

Recently I researched and created an infographic on 5 companies modeling future of work. In this infographic the companies I chose to profile include Zappos , Whole Foods , Facebook , Oracle, and Amazon. The post 5 Companies Modeling Future of Work appeared first on Cheryl Cran.

Why Companies Can’t Turn Customer Insights into Growth

BCG

Despite their best intentions to focus on customers’ needs, many companies spend more time looking inward. Consumer-facing companies in developed economies have experienced little or no growth since the global recession of 2008 and 2009. Article Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

BCG blue team = Bain & Company

Consultants Mind

Also, great trivia story about how the BCG “blue team” became… Read More » The post BCG blue team = Bain & Company appeared first on Consultant's Mind. If you are a consulting geek, or like to read business history, The Lords of Strategy (affiliate link) is a fascinating and easy read. Helps you understand the economic, regulatory, and business trends that gave rise to the Big 3 consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, Bain).

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Improving Company Culture Is Not About Providing Free Snacks

Strategy+Business

Why organizational culture is not the same thing as employee engagement

Why Healthcare Companies Need to Focus on Enterprise Resilience

Strategy+Business

Pursuing effective growth strategies will help firms navigate the uncertainty in the U.S. market

Should Companies Mimic Apple's Open Floor Plan?

Strategy+Business

It's not an open-and-shut case when it comes to optimal office design

Misaligned Strategy and Purpose – How Companies Fall Down

LSA Global

Done right, your company’s strategy should ruthlessly guide the choices you make about where you invest, win and fulfill your organization’s purpose. The key is to ensure that your company is 100% aligned behind your purpose in the way it thinks and behaves.

11 Types of Strategic Maturity: Which One Describes Your Company?

Strategy+Business

A quick interactive diagnostic tool shows whether your strategy is coherent, how well it stacks up against your competitors, and how you can improve it

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Isn't Every Company a Social Enterprise?

Strategy+Business

Social responsibility is no longer optional for leaders -- it must be an integral part of their business

How a steel company embraced digital disruption

McKinsey

Gisbert Rühl, CEO of German metals company Klöckner, embedded himself in Berlin’s start-up scene, creating two platforms to overhaul the organization’s supply chain and make steel prices more transparent.

Reality Check: Companies Need to Invest in Wages and Training

Strategy+Business

In today's tight labor market, employers must consider offering more to fill open positions

Why Gen Y’s Are Leaving Good Companies And How To Keep Them Longer

Cheryl Cran

In the past week I have had conversations with leaders in companies in industries ranging from legal to finance to healthcare and every single leader lamented to me that they were going through a period of many Millenials/ Gen Y’s leaving their company.