The key to our consulting services is our ability to integrate our know-how in functional areas with our deep industry knowledge. Find out more about our collective experience, services and client successes. Research applied to business strategy can result in powerful new ideas and ways of looking at and thinking through business challenges.
Integrate processes and initiatives. Multi-business companies face the challenge of integrating their diverse business and product portfolios to deliver incremental shareholder value. Our holistic approach takes a broarder view by integrating leading thinking in resource allocation and working with clients to streamline activities at the corporate level, beyond operations, resource allocation and business unit functions.
Leverage intangible assets. Brands and talent are increasingly at the core of a company’s assets. Recognizing gaps in a brand portfolio and human capital can lead to new strategic options for growth avenues. We help companies analyze their businesses to identify substantial growth potential.
Create a vibrant corporate culture. HR, Corporate Strategy and Culture are criritcal drivers of success. Our unique approach includes an analysis of the corporate brand architecture, culture, strategic priorities and talent base. Most communication executives in a recent survey believe their companies invest adequately in the corporate brand, but far fewer feel their companies effectively communicate the brand promise to employees. The insight has broad implications for HR managers, who could use it as an opportunity to make brand communication to employees a major strategic contribution by HR.
Strategic human resource management (HRM): A good business strategy, one which is likely to succeed, is informed by people factors. One of the driving factors behind the evaluation and reporting of human capital data is the need for better information to feed into the business strategy formulation process. Strategic HRM is the key to improved business performance within which there is comprehensive coverage of the various definitions and approaches to HRM, strategy and strategic HRM.
Corporate Strategic Planning Processes
Concepts and strategy: Our approach is to first use our collective experience to come up with 15-20 provocative concepts for a strategy. These are based on a series of questions that probe various topics and drivers of change. The outcome of the process is used to build several strategic maps to define and strengthen each hypothesis for a strategy.
Corporate and Business Unit Strategy: We apply proven methodologies and best practices that are based on a scan of how successful companies worldwide have approached similar problems and opportunities. The process minimizes risk and ensures strategic options are arrived with a fact based methodology.
Competitive Dimension: Integrating diverse products, services, consumers, vendors, partners, R&D and product support services can be daunting.But a great strategy is an aggregation of numerous compartmentalized stratgies that are scalable and ladder up to a broader corporate and business strategy. The corporate mission is a critical influencer of all strategies across levels and functional areas.
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