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AGILE BUSINESS
MODELS

Are you well positioned with an agile
operating model in today’s disruptive
environment?


Businesses are experiencing unprecedented levels of disruption affecting the way in which they compete and operate. Traditional companies are stretched to their limit and struggling with the simultaneous drive for productivity, innovation and unprecedented customer engagement.


In order to meet and overcome these challenges, companies are being forced to embrace change as a constant, starting with their strategies and business models which are at the very core of their organizations.

THE WHY, WHAT AND HOW

Successful companies must align their strategy and vision (the why), business models (the what) and their operating models (the how). A future oriented operating model is now a pre-requisite for success in the digital era.

CHARACTERISTICS OF FUTURE OPERATING MODELS

There are key characteristics that will shape the mindset, the structure and the economic viability of the organization. They include:

  • Ecosystems – Accelerating market-making solutions

  • Workforce – Unleashing passion, purpose and performance

  • Acquisitions – Flexibility and efficiency through modular building blocks such as ventures and acquisitions, and enablers like cloud and APIs.

CORNERSTONE OF FUTURE GROWTH: ECOSYSTEMS

Businesses must pursue innovative, agile business models to remain competitive and grow outside of their traditional core business—and many perceive ecosystems as a strong opportunity to do so.

OPERATING MODEL

OPERATE LIKE A DISRUPTOR

Established companies of tomorrow will look more like their smaller,
disruptive competitors of today. Changing the operating model is no small
feat,but is necessary for companies to achieve sustainable results
in an ever-changing world.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

M&A: FROM ART TO SCIENCE

With a surge in digitally related M&A, companies need to look closely
at the way they apply digital to the deal process—and beyond.

OPERATING MODEL

SHAPING THE AGILE WORKFORCE

The key to workforce agility lies in a strategy that puts people first, enabled by technology. Leaders will develop talent strategies that help liberate human potential to shape an agile workforce.

OPERATING MODEL

REVENUE GROWTH:
PERCEPTION OR REALITY?

For many business executives, rose-colored glasses are
blurring the distinction between their revenue hopes and
their organizations’ readiness to grow.

ECOSYSTEMS

YOUR ROLE IN
THE ECOSYSTEM

Value lies in how organizations leverage ecosystems
to deliver outcomes through platforms. Some
pioneering companies are already evaluating how
they can participate in existing ecosystems.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

SWEETENING THE DEAL: DIGITIZING M&A

Historically, strategic M&A has been an art. Today’s dealmakers, however, are offered a market advantage that can add science to the mix.

OPERATING MODEL

AGILE ENTERPRISE:
KEYS TO SUCCESS

The real benefit of an agile enterprise
is the ability to position technology as a
strategic asset that will differentiate your
company from competitors. Make sure
your transformation includes these three
keys to success.

ECOSYSTEMS

OIL AND GAS: HOW DO YOU COMPETE WITH FREE?

Historically, oil and gas companies have used only a small fraction of the data at their disposal to make better decisions. That will change soon.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

FLEXING DIGITAL M&A MUSCLES

Companies must understand their M&A maturity, build their M&A digital muscle, and finally flex that M&A muscle on their next transformative digital deal.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

USING ZBX TO POWER THE M&A MACHINE

Taking a clean-sheet, zero-based approach, ZBx helps companies identify non-working money to reinvest in growth.

OPERATING MODEL

BETTER TO BEST: A NEW FOCUS ON B2B CX SPURS GROWTH

Nearly all B2B executives consider customer experience (CX) to be a critical factor for success yet, only 20 percent of B2B companies are distinguished as CX masters.

OPERATING MODEL

AI – A RETAIL GROWTH OPPORTUNITY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

Artificial Intelligence (AI), the combined use of intelligent technology and human ingenuity, is about to take the retail sector by storm.

OPERATING MODEL

LIFE INSURERS’ SECRET WEAPON: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Life insurers know that value is trapped in the middle market. To overcome barriers and grow new revenue, insurers must create activation points—or buying triggers—through behavioral economics.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS

As digital technologies redefine markets, customers and workforces, how do organizations adapt? Should they build, buy, ally or invest to pivot to digital?

ECOSYSTEMS

MAKE MUSIC NOT NOISE

Drive connected growth across an ecosystem of partners with an approach that turns discordant sounds into a harmonious arrangement.