Library

How Customer Centric is Your Strategy?

No one would argue that development of the proper business strategy and then execution of that strategy is a core competency of most successful organizations.  And yet we find clients who are very good at setting strategy around any number of business facets; and yet they fail to define a...

Read More

The Hammers and Nails of R&D Portfolio Management:  A Fool With a Tool is Still a Fool 

After attending a recent R&D portfolio and resource management conference, and listening to presenters from both large, established, and rising star pharmaceutical companies and life science organizations, we were surprised to hear how many companies were grappling with issues related to transparency and consistency of data, the ability to drive...

Read More

Paradigm Shift: Issues Facing Today’s CIO

Gone are the days of a company’s lone “IT person” – a mysterious and omniscient entity, sitting in an over-sized coat closet with fans running 24/7 to keep servers cool as they answered endless questions related to all things related to corporate technology. Evolution has been kind to IT support,...

Read More

What to Do From Deal Announcement to Deal Close

When a major merger or acquisition is announced, it is typically met with a combination of excitement and anxiety by the employees at the respective companies. The focus of this article will be on one of the most critical steps to occur at both companies very shortly after deal announcement:...

Read More

Leadership Challenges During a Major Merger or Acquisition

Mergers & acquisitions are a challenging undertaking requiring strong and engaged leadership to drive success.   Some of the biggest challenges can be found in the people side of the equation – the uncertainty and stress – that require a leader who understands that the value of a company is based...

Read More

Transform your Shared Services Culture to Drive Strategic Business Value

Shared Services programs are increasingly expected to produce business value beyond labor arbitrage and other cost and efficiency metrics.  To meet this challenge, forward-looking Business Services organizations are taking the lead in enterprise transformation.  They are identifying and delivering disruptive process improvements, tapping into “horizontal” change opportunities, and extending best...

Read More

Archives