Strategic and Operational Planning

Gina Abudi

The post Strategic and Operational Planning appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership engaging employees operational planning strategic planning strategic plans strategy planningEngaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans. It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning.

Seeing your way to better strategy

McKinsey

Viewing strategy choices through four lenses—financial performance, markets, competitive advantage, and operating model—can help companies debias their strategic dialogues and make big, bold changes. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

List: Aussie Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

List of Australian Strategy Firms in 2013. BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Australian strategy firms. This list will be of interest to you if: you’re a student who wants to work for a leading strategy firm, or. Pacific Strategy Partners.

How To Help Ensure Strategy Scorecards Don’t Fail You

Steve Shu Consulting

For many strategy engagements, a lot of attention is paid to the detailed analysis framework. Regardless of strategy technique, one key output of these efforts is often a scorecard summary. For example, should a benchmarking framework be used?

Driverless Trucks to Hit Alberta’s Oilsands Region Replacing $200,000/yr Operators; Big Layoffs Coming

MishTalk

Above: Komatsu heavy earthmoving truck at the Tom Price iron ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto Group, near Perth, Australia. the Japanese manufacturer of earthmoving and construction machines, to purchase new heavy haulers for its mining operations north of Fort McMurray.

Building a Direct-to-Consumer Strategy Without Alienating Your Distributors

Harvard Business

We frequently find that executive teams understand the potential of a reinvented distribution strategy; however, they are unclear on how to proceed. Here are three strategies for developing digital distribution approaches that minimize risk: Embrace Stealth. Three Images/Getty Images.

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OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of OC&C Strategy Consultants. KEY STATS FOR OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS . OC&C Strategy Consultants Website: [link]. Operational Strategy.

50 Foreign Companies Operating in France Sound the Alarm

MishTalk

Via translation from Les Echos , please consider 50 Foreign Companies Operating in France Sound the Alarm. We contribute 29% of French investment and provide 29% of the R & D companies operating in France. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific

Kiev Effectively Cedes East Ukraine to Separatists; Poroshenko Withdraws Hospital and School Funding, Bank Card Operations

MishTalk

It also says Ukraine''s central bank is to close down all banking services - including card operations - in some areas within a month. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific

The Dirty Little Secret About Digitally Transforming Operations

Harvard Business

Operations in a Connected World. To avoid this roadblock, successful companies use a more agile strategy that relies on local solutions to capture value quickly, while gradually building the long-term IT and automation architecture.

Bridging Organization Design and Performance: Five Ways to Activate a Global Operating Model

Kates Kesler

Companies that compete globally require organizational operating models as robust as their strategies. After working closely with over twenty large US and Europe based global companies during the past decade, Gregory Kesler and Amy Kates concluded that the problem is not in the fundamental design of these operating models. The challenge is to effectively and completely activate the organization to deliver the strategy.

4 Elements to Ensure Strategy Aligns Behavior

LSA Global

When Strategy Aligns Behavior. A clear, well understood strategy aligns employee behavior within the priorities of the business. When Strategy Does Not Align Behavior. Just think what can happen when the strategy is unclear, unsupported or too far-fetched.

List: Global Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

List of Global Strategy Firms in 2013. BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Global Strategy Firms. The below list will be of interest to you if: you want to work for a leading strategy firm, or. In 2008, Booz separated its operations from the U.S.

It’s Always the People; Whether Operating, Buying, or Selling a Business

Martinka Consulting

The post It’s Always the People; Whether Operating, Buying, or Selling a Business appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Business Buying Exit Strategies Increasing Value Weekly MemoOn Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the Wall Street Journal had a major article titled, “ The Company Town That Chocolate Built.” ” It’s all about Hershey, PA at 14,500 population town where the Hershey companies employ about 12,500 people (many don’t live in Hershey).

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

In fact, the firm is already beating out heavyweights such as McKinsey, Bain, and Parthenon-EY for strategy projects in the tech sector due to better industry specialty. What makes Bulger Partners even more unique among consulting firms is the fact that the firm houses Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking arms under the same roof, and even has a small PE fund. After all, the information based economy operates under different rules than the capital based economy.

List of strategy consulting firms in London

Tom Spencer

List of strategy consulting firms in London 2011. List of strategy consulting firms in London. ADL is a global management consultancy specialising in strategy and operations management, serving major corporations and organisations worldwide. Business Strategy.

Are Leadership Gaps Threatening Your Strategy?

LSA Global

Are Leadership Gaps Threatening Your Strategy? Are you willing to let leadership gaps threaten the success of your strategy? Business strategies are driven by leaders. New strategies are likely to need leaders with new or different skills.

List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong

Tom Spencer

List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong 2011. List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong. OC&C Strategy Consultants. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Established in 1989, Accenture operates in more than 120 countries worldwide. Business Strategy.

Strategy and general business consulting firms in Australia

Tom Spencer

Strategy and general business consulting firms in Australia 2012. THE list of strategy and general business consulting firms is part of the full list of consulting firms in Australia : Tier One – Global. Pacific Strategy Partners. Pacific Strategy Partners. About.

3 New Strategy Questions to Ask Before Launching a New Strategy

LSA Global

New Strategy Questions to Ask Before Launching a New Strategy. Based upon input from leaders around the globe, we have identified three new strategy questions to ask before launching a new strategy. Three New Strategy Questions to Ask Before Launching a New Strategy.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

From the variety of work and access to C-level executives to the wide array of exit opportunities, strategy operations consulting far surpassed financial advisory consulting as our recommended career to pursue. Best of all, with this strategy you hedge your bets.

3 Steps to Close the Strategy Execution Gap

LSA Global

It Is Important to Close the Strategy Execution Gap. To close the strategy execution gap in a meaningful way, leaders must agree upon and commit to a set of specific priorities focused on achieving clear goals. It Is Difficult to Close the Strategy Execution Gap.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

is a Life Sciences and Healthcare powerhouse with expertise across a growing number of fields including Private Equity, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions. An interesting fact: of all the major global strategy firms, L.E.K. ’s 4 practice areas are: Strategy. Operations. are operating on smaller budgets than their colleagues at MBB etc. . L.E.K. CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE .

China Manufacturing PMI in Contraction: New Orders and Operating Conditions Decline at Strongest Rate in a Year

MishTalk

More signs of a global slowdown surface in the latest China Manufacturing PMI where operating conditions and new orders decline at fastest pace in a year. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Harvard Business

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing. The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their behavior, balanced scorecards are reformulated, and budgets are set aside to support initiatives that fit the new strategy. Many so-called strategies are in fact goals.

The Marriage of Tax and Strategy

Strategy+Business

To meet the demands and disruptions of the future, executives should pull their company tax function out of its silo and integrate it into daily operations.

5 reasons to choose strategy consulting over financial advisory consulting

Management Consulted

Strategy consulting vs. financial advisory consulting – both are consulting. We get at least 5 questions a month from readers about this either-or, and in honor of all of you we put together our 5 major differences between the 2 prominent types of consulting , and why – if you have a choice – we recommend strategy consulting as your top pick. In contrast, strategy consulting allows an individual to work across industries.

2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney

Tom Spencer

The definitive 2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney. Below is our 2014 list of strategy consulting firms in Sydney. This list will be of interest to you if you live in Sydney (or you would like to live in Sydney), and: you want to become a strategy consultant, or.

5 Ways Your Data Strategy Can Fail

Harvard Business

Leadership must realize that earning even a fraction of the value data offer takes more than simply bolting an AI program into one department or asking IT to digitize operations. Mint Images/Getty Images.

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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

Four Strategies for Creating and Sustaining Value in Dairy

BCG

As if that weren’t enough, major regulatory changes are profoundly altering the operating environment, shifting advantage in many markets around the world. Success depends as much on operational excellence as it does on identifying the right strategic path to growth.

Zero-based productivity—Organization: Using zero-based principles to forge a purpose-built organization

McKinsey

By redirecting resources and employees to higher-value areas, companies can ensure that organizational structure and spending align with business strategy. Insights on Operations

Future Customer Experience Differentiation Will Require New Operating Models

1 to 1

That wall is the outdated operational models upon which most companies were built. Within these operating models, firms have worked to optimize processes like marketing, sales and distribution focused on getting to the transaction. But this kind of operating model has critical problems. Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Service Customer Strategy customerchannelstrategies customerexperience customerneeds forrester

A Short Guide to Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business

But they have certainly not repealed the timeless rules of strategy. Yet for too many entrepreneurs, especially those steeped in tech and devoted to product, strategy often seems to be an afterthought. However, while good products and good “shopkeeping” are surely good business, they are no substitute for clear-minded strategy. Each of these has value and can be the source of useful ideas, but each represents only part of what strategy can offer.

Is Your Company Actually Set Up to Support Your Strategy?

Harvard Business

For every company wrestling with evolutions in its strategy, success depends as much on matching the operating model to those evolutions as it does on the soundness of the strategy itself. Whether a company has reinvented itself, sought growth through expansion, or turned to partnerships or M&A, gaps between what it says it does for customers and what it delivers are usually the result of an operating model that isn’t set up to deliver the strategy.

Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

Harvard Business

These new trucks will create significant additional value for the business in ongoing operational savings, improved routing efficiency, and brand building. Phillippi expects total operating costs to be roughly 20% lower. Second, the higher-tech vehicles will operate more efficiently. Sustainability Operations management Digital ArticleBloomberg/Getty Images. Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space.

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Designing the Machines That Will Design Strategy

Harvard Business

It’s not implausible to imagine that one day a “strategist in a box” could autonomously develop and execute a business strategy. It must be embedded in what we call the integrated strategy machine. A successful strategy machine must be able to improve itself over time.

Who Needs An Operating Plan? Look in the Mirror

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Who Needs An Operating Plan? You don’t want your operating plan to concentrate on the past—to focus on the reflection in the rearview mirror. Instead, your operating plan should be a kaleidoscope that exhibits various symmetrical patterns that reflect the loose bits of information you have aggregated. The operating plan goes beyond last year’s budget to include challenges and opportunities that didn’t exist in last year’s reality. Strategy. About Linda.

Overwhelming OTT: Telcos’ growth strategy in a digital world

McKinsey

Beyond operational efficiency, they will need to focus on excellence in execution. Incumbents are now asking if digital is a threat to or an opportunity for their business model. Our Insights

LTL as a strategy

Seth Godin Blog

A company would expand operations (not just trucking, but just about everything) so that it could use all of an available resource. I confess I had to look it up. A truck passed me on the highway and on the side, it said that they did both LTL and FTL shipments. FTL means "full truckload."