STRATEGY

We help leading enterprises develop, build, and operate strong businesses that deliver sustained shareholder value growth. We look at strategy from the "outside in," finding strategic insight through a robust understanding of current and future customer priorities. We harness thought leadership in the key areas below to deliver breakthrough recommendations to clients.

Growth Strategy & Corporate Portfolio

We help our clients make the critical strategic choices that set the agenda for the enterprise and maximize value. To do that, our clients need to get the most out of the portfolio of businesses they have, and build the businesses they need.

Non-Organic Growth and M&A

Although half of all mergers fail to deliver growth and value creation, M&A combined with strong post-merger integration (PMI) capabilities can be highly effective for creating value growth, and is being increasingly driven by strategic reasons rather than consolidation and cost cutting.

Performance Improvement

Attempts to improve performance are often incomplete and result in hard-won but ultimately unsustainable shifts in performance. We take a holistic perspective that recognizes and leverages the interconnectedness of your business design (starting with the customers you choose to serve through to your assets, activities, and organization) to deliver fundamental, sustainable improvement.

Business Design & Innovation

Success today requires a new mindset involving a customer-centric, not product-centric, focus; an expansive, not a narrow, view of opportunity; a dynamic, not a static perspective, on the future market environment. We call this mindset the discipline of Business Design – we have consistently used it to create new value for our clients.

Corporate Center & Shared Services

We are highly successful in helping clients to improve speed-to-market and improve efficiency by implementing best practices in shared services, where support functions are industrialized to provide services to business units faster, better, and cheaper.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning has become a sterile annual exercise that managers endure, but a few leading companies are creating value through strategic managing – linking strategy and execution. We assist our clients in reliably crafting and implementing winning strategies by helping them follow 10 identified best practices and move from strategic planning to strategic managing.