Industry Report | Automotive: Life in the Fast Lane
Automakers as a group have had limited success in creating shareholder value. There are remarkable exceptions, however—a small group of high performers that are much better at growing revenues than their competitors. In determining why, we have identified four key characteristics that are shared by the best companies in the industry.
- High-Performance Business: In Search of Performance Anatomy
Performance anatomy is perhaps the most elusive characteristic of all great companies. But with its distinct perspective on the interaction between leadership and strategy, people development, IT enablement, performance measurement and innovation, it is critical to defining a high-performance business.
Marketing: The Best and the Rest
New research shows a large and growing gap between companies in their approaches to marketing—a gap that increasingly corresponds to similar variations in their financial performance. Here's how a handful of companies have achieved significant business impact with marketing capabilities so pioneering, and so broadly applied, that they are true pacesetters.
Information Technology: Managing the IT Lifecycle
How can an organization derive maximum innovation and strategic value from its IT function? By adopting a three-stage approach that considers IT mastery as a management and organizational capability rather than a primarily technical one.
Human and Organizational Development: Making the Right Investments in People
Implementations of the Accenture Human Capital Development Framework have identified the areas of human capital investment most likely to produce the greatest financial return.
Government: Transforming the Public Sector
A select group of government agencies has achieved remarkable results through reform initiatives that have dramatically increased the value of the services they provide. Here is a framework, based on their experiences, that gives public-sector leaders a practical and comprehensive view of the principles and capabilities that contribute to high performance.
Research | Outsourcing: Unconventional Wisdom
A survey of veteran outsourcing executives in six industries reveals a set of best practices—all based on an unusually sophisticated blend of management skills used to create the kind of partnerships that deliver high performance.