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Arcus growth organization operations service modelArcus is a leading research and strategy consulting firm whose mission is to help senior management solve their most challenging business problems related to change, growth, organization and operations. Learn more about our services:


“Needless to say, there are many firms that provide research and strategy consulting services, but few can deliver the value demonstrated in performing the scope of analysis, strategies, product evaluations and practical recommendations. Your commitment and ease of doing business with your firm ensured that we had a sound basis to address our most challenging business decisions.” – Mr. Peter Flattery, CEO, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada


 

Consulting Services

Innovative leaders share a view point on challenges and opportunities faced by their peers. Contact Arcus to participate in this series of leadership interviews. Learn more about our research and strategy consulting services.


 

Transformational Change 


Dirk Miller

Siemens on R&D and Growth Strategy: Mr. Dirk Miller, VP, Siemens. says investments in research and development can be an effective growth strategy for companies today. Read more.


Strategic planning CEO view on strategic planning: A survey of over 1500 C-level executives indicates strategic planning can be a frustrating exercise. The top concern is lack of visibility into the impact of plans. Read more.


Change Management, Arcus Consulting Toronto

A road map for transformational change. Top ten drivers of transformational change, such as, forecasting realistically. Read more.

 


aThe Workplace Generation Gap. The “Silver Tsunami” is here. How to Adapt your People Strategy to Engage Boomers and Millennials. Read more.


 

 

More Insights and Ideas on Change Management


Leadership


Jim Leech, President and CEO, As head of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

The overriding lesson from the financial crisis: A viewpoint from Mr. Jim Leech, Ex. President and CEO of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, with $129.5B in net assets. There are several relevant ideas for business in this interview. Read more.


Geoff Craig“Be Remarkable”- A vision for leadership: Mr. Geoff Craig, VP and GM, Unilever says leadership is about creating a framework for action around a vision to allow teams to pioneer new ways of working. Read more.


 

More Insights and Ideas on Leadership


Growth and Strategy

Kathryn Fitzwilliam

“Think Food” Strategy: Ms. Kathryn Fitzwilliam, Corporate Vice President, Marketing Resources says first, people need support a shared vision. Read more.

 


Tom Anselmi is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Engaging Sports Fans: Mr. Tom Anselmi, EVP & COO, Maple Leaf Sports & Ent. Ltd. says fans expectations for value have risen. Read more.

 


 

anthony lacavera

Growth in a challenging market: Mr. Anthony Lacavera, CEO of Globalive Communications Corp. talks about a strategy for sustainable growth. Read more.

 


More Insights and Ideas on Marketing


Sustainability


charlotte grezo - CSR - ArcusBalancing CSR and Risk Management: Ms. Charlotte Grezo, Group Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, Centrica plc. on finding the balance. Read more.


 

Embedding Sustainability in an Organization

Embedding Sustainability in an Organization: Ms. Jody Kuzenko, GM, Sustainability at Vale Base Metals says, embedding sustainability is a success driver. Read more.


 

Detlev ZwickGreen strategy and Revenue Growth: Detlev Zwick, PhD, Professor of Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University on green growth. Read more.


 

More Insights and Ideas on Sustainability


Innovation

Roger DunbarIdeas for Business Strategy: The Globe and Mail on Ideation and Innovation: An interview with Mr. Roger Dunbar, VP Digital Media & Business Development says innovation is not ideation. Read more.

 


corporate round tablesArcus Advisory Boards and Round tables: Advisory Boards and Roundtables allow Executives to share perspectives in confidence without costly interventions. Read more.


 


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Governance

Mr. Donald McInnes – Chair of Prostate Cancer and Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a British Columbia-based renewable power development company on improving board governance performance.

An interview with Mr. Donald McInnes – Chair of Prostate Cancer and Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a British Columbia-based renewable power development company on improving board governance performance. Read more.


 


More Insights and Ideas on Governance


 


strategySolve your toughest problems: Working with experts, Arcus has identified questions and selected insights that will get you the answers to your business problems.

 


Dirk Miller

Siemens on R&D and Growth Strategy: Mr. Dirk Miller, VP, Siemens. says investments in research and development can be an effective growth strategy for companies today.

 


Strategic planning CEO view on strategic planning: A survey of over 1500 C-level executives indicates strategic planning can be a frustrating exercise. The top concern is lack of visibility into the impact of plans.

 


Change Management, Arcus Consulting Toronto

A road map for transformational change. Top ten drivers of transformational change, such as, forecasting realistically.

 


aThe Workplace Generation Gap. The “Silver Tsunami” is here. How to Adapt your People Strategy to Engage Boomers and Millennials.

 


board governance arcusThe Board’s role in Growth and Strategy Oversight. It is unclear to a majority of Directors how Board oversight of strategy translates into tangible actions. 

 


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Do flex hours increase productivity? An Arcus Human Capital survey indicates that 75 percent of employees in Canada want a better work-life balance. 

 


scenario planning

Scenario Planning – an underutilized Strategy Tool. Why scenario planning is arguably the most important step in your strategy planning process.

 


telecommuting

The challenge with “Work@Home” telecommuting. Is it good for organizations, employees or both? On balance, does it improve employee productivity?

 


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Top Retail Trends. Showrooming will grow, real time NFC will be a game changer and contextual shopping will accelerate.

 


aWhat does it take to innovate? Innovative organizations harness VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) to succeed.

 


Culture ChangeCulture Change and Appreciative Inquiry Strategies. Companies are experiencing a mismatch between the way they need to operate and the culture that exists within.

 


innovation

C-Level view on strategic planning. Arcus talked to 1200 top executives about the challenges with strategic planning- it can be a frustrating exercise.

 


oil Strategy Planning and Outcomes. What can business leaders learn from the sharp drop in the price of oil? Experts can be wrong. Expect the unexpected.

 


change managementManaging the Rate of Change. Eight principles of managing change can have a substantial impact on the probability of success.

 


sustainability risk managementFacts every CEO must know about Social Media. What is the ROI? Is it worth investing in? What are the tangible benefits? Is there a persuasive business case?

 


change managementManagement Leadership series: No one can avoid the challenges of an info-based global economy, the need for organic growth or the innovation imperative. Today’s leading CEOs are going down a road everyone in business will have to travel. Read on to find out more about Ambidextrous Leadership.

 


gold digAppreciative Inquiry: the act of exploration and discovery. Appreciative Inquiry and Change Management are about the search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant business environment around them.

 


leap

Innovation and Insight on How to Build a Great Business. Highly profitable, successful companies have often been studied in an attempt to learn how they did it. What alchemy enabled them to weave straw into gold? What magic was employed in achieving sustained market leadership, business excellence, and superior results?

 


Developing Winning Strategies. The need to develop winning strategies has never been greater. Strategic planning provides your business with a competitive edge — focusing your resources, improving your results and opening up new opportunities for financing.

 


Leverage the top trends in Change Management. In tough times, there’s hardly an organization that won’t actively be engaged in change management.  Based on a survey of 1,800 senior executives, Arcus has identified 10 areas for managers to consider when managing change in tough times with tips such as forecasting realistically and setting trigger points.

 


 

Typical Engagements:

We surround clients with a wide range services to meet their evolving requirements. Clients like to work with Arcus because we take a fact based approach to their problems. Our Growth, Change Management and Operations  solutions are based on approaches that have worked in the past for the most successful companies worldwide. Find out more. Review the diverse range of client successes by industry and case studies on projects undertaken for clients- with superior results. You may view the case studies by Industry or Functional Area.

 

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