Industry Report | Energy: Big Thinkers
As the supermajors shift away from the world's maturing oil basins, a group of smaller, upstream independents are moving in. With their value-creating strategies, growth-oriented cultures and focus on operational excellence, a handful of these entrepreneurial companies are posting outstanding performance.
Industry Report | Automotive Suppliers: Market Leaders, Market Makers
Auto suppliers as a group have outperformed both their customers and the S&P 500 in the seven years since 1997—by a significant margin. What’s more, five high performers among them have excelled at sustaining superior levels of shareholder value creation.
Industry Report | Chemicals: Driven to Differentiate
Chemicals companies are caught between energy cost volatility and customer consolidation. And as the industry matures, differentiation will be crucial to successful operation and high performance.
High-Performance Business: Balance, Alignment and Renewal: Understanding Competitive Essence
Common to every great company is the ability to create and maintain a unique combination of business attributes that enable it to outperform its rivals. This competitive essence comprises both a company's ability to succeed in today's markets and its positioning for the future.
- Human Performance: Harnessing the Power of an Engaged Workforce
Keeping employees engaged and aligned with the needs of the organization is the responsibility of executives at all levels. And for good reason: New research shows that the more engaged the workforce, the more innovative, productive and profitable the company.
Human Performance II: Greater Expectations: How Corporate Education Can Boost Company Performance
To achieve growth and innovation, and to retain the best people, learning is an essential engine of productivity and competitive advantage. Here's how successful organizations are making it happen.
Information Technology: Is There a Smarter Way to Approach IT Governance?
Yes. The critical process of defining clear IT priorities with the right amount of oversight and accounting is most successful when done in the context of a company's unique business environment.