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Category: Strategy Management

Are You Realizing Full Benefits From Your Technology Investments?

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital innovation and adoption by businesses of all types and sizes, pre-pandemic, many companies had already started their digital transformation initiatives – harnessing technology to drive operational efficiencies, business change and deliver lasting performance. Unfortunately, not all technology investments have delivered or are delivering…

Challenging Conventional Growth Assumptions in an Era of Unprecedented Change

There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as a year to remember. COVID-19 has disrupted the pace of business and upended many of its traditional assumptions. If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it is that disruption can happen at lighting speed and have profound impacts on…

Transforming Your Business in Times of Continuous Change

In times of continuous change, there are both winners and losers. Some company’s grow to become high performing, innovative and competitive enterprises while others develop into fighters, fighting for survival on a daily basis. Today’s business environment is constantly evolving, with many factors both internal and external to the organization…

The Basics of Strategic Planning and Strategy Execution

Effective strategic planning and strategy execution are key to driving business success and growth. Unfortunately, leaders tend to focus more on the planning process and less on doing or executing. Strategic planning is the process of articulating the vision of what the organization wants to be, defining its strategy, setting…

CFOs Beware: Don’t Get Caught Up In the Hype of New Technologies

In one of my articles, Finance Transformation: From Efficiency to Effectiveness, I recommended CFOs to first identify a business problem before investing in a new shiny piece of technology.  Today, there is so much talk about digital transformation and the immense potential of new technologies to drive business performance. With a plethora…

Finance Transformation: From Efficiency to Effectiveness

Transforming finance into an effective function capable of helping business teams execute strategy more effectively, make informed risk decisions and drive business performance isn’t just about new technology, shared services centres and centres of excellence. As much as anything else, it is about changing old habits and behaviours. Redefining the…