When Company Culture Counts

Joey Sargent

Instead of shutting employees out of the process, leaders in these companies turn to them for support. A one-time report won’t do it, but quarterly or even consistent annual updates help your staff understand their role in the company’s financial success. Company Culture is Strategic. Moving into your next executive strategy session, make some time to consider your company’s culture. The post When Company Culture Counts appeared first on Joey Sargent.

The Bionic Company

Strategy+Business

Businesses used to rely on financial capital, human capital, and sometimes environmental capital for growth.

BCG report: The most innovative companies, 2016

Consultants Mind

BCG recently published its 11th annual global survey of the most innovative companies here (PDF, 1.1Mb). See the list of top 50 companies. No surprise you see FAANG companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google).… Read More » The post BCG report: The most innovative companies, 2016 appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning BCG Big Data Competitive Intelligence Incubator Innovation Innovative companies Patent

The Tax-Savvy Company Restructuring

Strategy+Business

Consequently, leaders are likely either to create tax inefficiencies or to miss opportunities to put their companies in a better tax position During a corporate restructuring, executives often treat taxes as a cost of compliance after the major decisions are made.

How to Prevent a Faltering CEO from Damaging Your Company

Strategy+Business

Is your company's board missing early warning signals that the CEO's performance is slipping?

The Mindset That Wins Consulting Work With Fortune 500 Companies with Mindy Millward: Podcast #24

Consulting Success

We talk about how to find clients that are really ready to make lasting change, how to most effectively market your services, and whether it’s worth your time to compete with larger consultancy firms, particularly for the business of Fortune 500 companies.

Only 38% of US publicly-traded companies are profitable

Consultants Mind

The post Only 38% of US publicly-traded companies are profitable appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Finviz is a great way to filter stocks. It’s free. It’s like Bloomberg-lite for the non-investment bankers.

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.

How companies can guard against gender fatigue

McKinsey

Show you are serious about basics such as mentoring and work–life flexibility—then hold yourself accountable. Our Insights

The digital imperative for pharma companies in Japan

McKinsey

Five facts showing that companies should invest in digital customer engagement in Japan. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

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.

The growth imperative for medical-device companies

McKinsey

Can your company deliver? Recent valuations have been driven by high expectations of growth. Our Insights

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

The Mindset That Wins Consulting Work With Fortune 500 Companies with Mindy Millward: Podcast #24

Consulting Success

We talk about how to find clients that are really ready to make lasting change, how to most effectively market your services, and whether it’s worth your time to compete with larger consultancy firms, particularly for the business of Fortune 500 companies.

How Can a Fintech Company Win 20 Million Customers?

Strategy+Business

Valentin Stalf, chief executive of German financial-services startup N26, wants personal banking to be as easy as downloading music. In this interview, part of s+b's "Inside the Mind of the CEO" series, he explains the philosophy behind the fast-growing online bank he co-founded.

How Turkish companies can become global successes

McKinsey

The country’s demographics and business climate have made it fertile ground for local companies with global aspirations. Our Insights

Advanced analytics: Poised to transform Asian companies

McKinsey

Executives in Asia are increasingly aware of the tremendous impact that advanced analytics could have on their organization. Now they must take concrete steps to adopt these technologies. Analytics Insights

The Real Value of Your Company

Strategy+Business

Executives pay too much attention to something they can't directly control: their company's share price. But they do control the decisions -- the inputs to business performance -- that affect the intrinsic value of the company.

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.

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

How industrial companies can respond to disruptive forces

McKinsey

A survey of 300-plus executives from the automotive, aerospace, and diversified-industrial sectors generated insights that can help traditional players reckon with change. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Stress testing for nonfinancial companies

McKinsey

According to new survey results, exploring the more subjective side of investment decision making yields five elements that correlate closely with outperformance. Our Insights

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

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

The Role of the Executive Team in an Integrated Company

Kates Kesler

Once you determine that you are running an integrated company, however, all members of the executive team have to model the enterprise-level, critical thinking that adds value across the company portfolio. When this happens the company sees a number of benefits: Diversity of perspective in a multi-dimensional organization with a complex strategy leads to higher quality decisions.

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.

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

Lifting customer experience at an elevator company

McKinsey

Pierre Liautaud, executive vice president at Finnish elevator maker KONE, describes the critical role of frontline teams in navigating complex business-to-business (B2B) customer-experience relationships. Our Insights

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How CPG Companies Win with Amazon

BCG

Interview Monday, May 16, 2016. A few retailers may have grown faster and further than Amazon, but none has had as disruptive an impact on consumer behavior or on the retail sector. Amazon has changed the way much of the world shops.

10 Top Places To Work in 2017 and Why

Cheryl Cran

This list is compiled by Fortunes 100 Best Companies to Work For and the criteria for selection is through surveys, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America, with feedback from more than 230,000 people.

How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

McKinsey

The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes. Our Insights

My Company Is My Therapist

Strategy+Business

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

Advisory Board Company Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY. Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of The Advisory Board Company. The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) is a professional services firm that offers resources to players who are mainly in the healthcare industry.

Engaging Employees Starts with Remembering What Your Company Stands For

Harvard Business

companies $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity. They attempt to make people feel that they’re working for a responsible company or that the company’s leaders care about them. It requires the company to have a clearly articulated brand identity and its leaders to cultivate a positive, multidimensional connection between employees and that brand identity. Companies need stronger and more focused engagement.

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.

Discussions in digital: Moving B2B companies into the digital world

McKinsey

Digital has changed how B2B leaders meet customer demands, but not in all the expected ways. Our Insights

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Doubling your company’s growth in a volatile region

McKinsey

Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa hold tremendous growth potential for consumer-centric, digitally savvy companies that take a long-term view. Our Insights

Games Companies Play: Hide and Seek Support

Joey Sargent

One of these is the ability for companies to put up digital walls, hiding from their customers after the sale. ” Emails go unanswered or worse yet, companies ( yes, you Google ) make it virtually impossible to have a dialog about an issue in any way, shape or form. The best companies provide multiple points of contact for customers, giving them a range of options like online chat, email and phone support. Ah, the Internet Age!

Improving the investment patterns of cyclical companies

McKinsey

Companies that invest smartly when times are bad typically outperform peers. Our Insights

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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