McDonald’s is now focusing on delivery at 30,000 locations? B2B buyers now prefer omni-channel interaction vs the usual way of doing business?
What is going on?
While much of the world is slowly re-emerging and wondering when everything will return to normal, most business owners are waking up to find out the world has already changed. Irrevocably. …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Inflection Point, Market Effectiveness, Strategic Execution, on April 6, 2021
Every company comes to at least one business or economic Inflection Point during its lifecycle. Inflection points are when a company’s size is straining its people, processes and technologies. This typically happens at revenue ranges of $10, $25, 50, $125m $250 and $500 million in annual revenues i.e., when they double in size.
The challenge of an inflection point is that it takes time for leadership teams to …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Inflection Point, Strategic Execution, on March 12, 2021
Strategy and its execution are a challenge for every organization, especially now with the economic inflection point every company and consumer is facing. Strategic Maturity is where a company develops a cohesive strategy and executes it through the participation of all stakeholders (Board of Directors, employees, suppliers, customers, end users and contractors). Being a class B company further complicates the matter. Strategic maturity is now more important than ever and has become an imperative. Without it, companies will not be able to …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Inflection Point, Strategic Execution, on March 4, 2021
Growing a business is not as simple as applying a sales formula or launching an innovative product. The approach for growth changes as your business evolves through its business life cycle. Each time a company doubles in size, it hits an inflection point: a time in a company’s life cycle where its people, processes, and technologies are struggling to support the business. When that happens, …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Transformation, Inflection Point, Strategic Execution, on February 12, 2021
We recently published a blog on Virtual Strategic Planning and have received many inquiries from readers for more information. We believe that getting your strategic plan right for 2021 and beyond is the most important thing a company can do. Because of that we have decided to offer our strategic planning playbook free to anyone who requests it. If you want a copy, send us a request to email@example.com or request it here. …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Anti-Strategy, Exit Planning and Transition, M&A, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Playbooks, Product Development, Strategic Execution, on November 20, 2020
The majority of our consulting work has been virtual and like everyone else we have adapted by developing a virtual strategic planning and strategic execution process. To us and our clients, this remote workforce thing has not been as bad as people feared. Many leaders believe that employees are more productive when working from home and several companies are reducing office space and headcount because of it – one part of their strategic plan. They all agree that executing strategy has presented more challenges because …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Transformation, Global Initiatives, M&A, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Product Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on September 30, 2020
We recently worked on a project that required the integration of two $30M companies. Both had grown to this size in a short period of time and had systems that supported their individual sizes relatively well. When the two were combined, they pushed across an inflection point. An inflections point is when a company’s systems, business processes and organization structure are struggling to support the size of the company and are incapable of supporting future growth to the next inflection point. …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Transformation, Inflection Point, Strategic Execution, on September 14, 2020
It has been a wild ride the last 6 months and most companies have completed the first of three phases: Stabilize, Reconfigure, Recover. Strategic and tactical planning for the next 12-18 months will be critical for companies. Senior leadership teams need to focus on the Reconfigure stage and define how they will redefine their business models in preparation for the Recover phase. In the video below, Jim Gitney, the CEO of Group50 Consulting, discusses the key …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Business Transformation, Market Effectiveness, Re-Opening Your Business, Strategic Execution, on September 5, 2020
It is reported that 70-90% of mergers & integrations don’t deliver the value that justified the acquisition. There are many reasons, but the primary ones that tank ROI are a lack of focus related to Strategy, Culture, Project Management, Customers and Sales. Post merger integration failures typically fall into what we call the 5th stage of M&A: Alignment and Optimization which completes the integration. In order to help companies understand the depth of this challenge, Group50 has developed a post merger integration ( PMI ) playbook …Read MoreThis entry was posted in M&A, Manufacturing and Distribution, Playbooks, Strategic Execution, on July 14, 2020
The global economy is re-opening and the decisions you make in the next 90 days will define the future of your business. Studies have shown that companies who are innovative and transformative during a recession outperform their peers. In a previous blog – Managing Your Way Through 2020, we offered a playbook for re-opening your business and a three phase strategy to support it. Most businesses are …Read MoreThis entry was posted in Re-Opening Your Business, Strategic Execution, on May 27, 2020
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- What is an Effective Sales Strategy? – Inflection Point
- Help! I Stopped Growing! – Inflection Point
- Podcast With Jim Gitney on What to do About Moving Through an Inflection Point
- Strategic Planning Playbook
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