Alcoholic Beverages Industry Report: Spirited Performance
The lion's share of future value in this industry will go to a select group of companies that have unlocked value through a restructuring and reinvestment cycle—one that not only finds new sources of revenue but also makes existing revenues more profitable.
Packaged Foods and Nonalcoholic Beverages Industry Report: Recipe for Success
This industry's high-performance businesses have turned category focus, incremental innovation, targeted marketing and R&D investment, and ruthless cost control into a formula that delivers tasty long-term shareholder value.
Performance Anatomy: The Missing Link: How Employee Mindsets can be Assessed to Improve Business Performance
Executives instinctively know that fundamental employee attitudes and behaviors matter. To date, however, most efforts to measure this key organizational trait have come up short. A new approach promises to change that by helping companies comprehensively assess the employee mindsets that are most critical to high performance.
Distinctive Capabilities: Winning with Analytics
New research reveals a clear link between business performance and the use of analytics to drive fact-based decision making. Here's how your company can exploit the power of analytics to out-think and out-execute the competition.
Human Performance: A Bigger Bang: Making the Right Workforce Investments
At today's leading organizations, executives in pursuit of high performance are becoming more sophisticated in the way they make investments in workforce services and employee development—which means targeting the key workforces most critical to their strategic goals.
Strategy: Fast and Focused: Rewriting the Rules for a Successful Turnaround
Executives at most failing companies keep trying the same old turnaround tactics—and many of their companies keep failing. One Nordic manufacturer took a different approach to successfully reversing the slide in its performance. Here are five key lessons the company learned along the way.
China: The Infrastructure Imperative
Ambitious plans to raise living standards in China's interior have set off a boom in transport infrastructure development and a rush to upgrade the country's logistics industry. A number of international companies are already taking advantage of the changes.
Supply Chain Management: Risky Business
Supply-chain risk management is intimately connected to protecting earnings and shareholder value. By better understanding the financial consequences of supply chain vulnerabilities, companies can develop proactive, predictive approaches that focus on developing ongoing business resilience, not just recovery from disasters or other disruptions.
Information Technology: SOA: Tailwind for IT Investments
Service-oriented architecture is about to overturn what most business leaders think they know about IT. CEOs who ask the right questions—and act quickly on the answers—will be surprised by how much more they can get out of their existing IT investments. Several early examples show why.
Government: Unleashing Public-service Value through Innovation
There is no lack of innovation in many parts of the public sector. But how often does it create genuine value? The key to success for any agency or program that aims to create public-service value is a clear and understandable method of defining, measuring and improving performance.