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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.