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  • Digital Technology

    Preparing for a Downturn

    “With the addition of its Digital Technology Practice, Group 50 is fast becoming the only Consulting Partner needed by middle market companies” …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, on April 3, 2017
  • Customer Journey Maps – Identifying Value Through Your Customer’s Eyes

    Preparing for a Downturn

    ‘Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent.’ Thomas Alva Edison  

    Not only did Edison distinguish himself through his technical acumen and limitless perseverance, but as this quote suggests he also possessed rare commonsense and a willingness to step into his customer’s shoes.  Many of his contemporaries …Read More

    This entry was posted in Information Technology, Market Effectiveness, on April 13, 2017
  • Middle Market Growing Pains

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Middle market leadership teams are faced with the challenge to maintain their competitiveness in the marketplace and keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology.  They are on the threshold of a new world of operational efficiency, productivity and customer engagement through the Industrial Internet of Things.  When speaking with senior leaders of middle market companies, we routinely hear the following questions: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, on March 30, 2017
  • Does Your Business Have a Robust Social Networking Strategy?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Every leadership team should be asking questions about their social networking strategy. They wonder how Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus, CRM, Sales Force, Customer Portals, Websites, Blogs and other platforms can be utilized for business development purposes. We have been developing those thoughts at Group50 for the last 14+ years.  We have spoken with hundreds of companies, and have found a wide disparity between their efforts and the type of business they are in. Although not a formal study, our general findings are as follows: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Case Studies, Market Effectiveness, Strategic Execution, on February 11, 2017
  • 5 Reasons Why Strategic Execution Fails

    Preparing for a Downturn

    I read a blog posting from our strategic execution partner Cascade about the reasons strategic execution fails.   To summarize, they are:

    1. Starting too early
    2. A lack of specificity
    3. A lack of honesty
    4. Resistance to change
    5. Lack of Rigor

     More importantly, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Anti-Strategy, Strategic Execution, on February 6, 2017
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