|Rethink Your Strategy: An Urgent Memo to the CEO
by Paul Branstad, Bill Jackson, and Shumeet Banerji
How corporate leaders can move aggressively to seize new opportunities.
|Taking a Calmer View
by Klaus-Peter Gushurst, Ivan de Souza, and Vanessa Wallace
The financial sector’s prospects in the wake of crisis may be better than you think.
|Big Impact in a Small Format
by Thomas Ripsam, Alonso Martinez, and Carlos Navarro
Large retailers are beginning to see the beauty of a tinier world.
|Relocate? Transform? Which Option Is Right?
by Hans-Jörg Kutschera, Peter Obdeijn, Michael Ilgner, and Peter von Hochberg
How to make smart decisions that will maximize manufacturing efficiencies.
|The Coming Software Shakeup
by Mitch Rosenbleeth, Corrie DeCamp, and Stephen Chen
Enterprise software prices will soon be on the rise, but there are innovative alternatives for savvy CIOs.
|Love Your “Dogs”
by Harry Quarls, Thomas Pernsteiner, and Kasturi Rangan
Behavioral economics can reveal the hidden value in the poor performers of a business unit portfolio.
|A Global Checkup: Diagnosing the Health of Today’s Organizations
By DeAnne M. Aguirre, Lloyd W. Howell Jr., David B. Kletter, and Gary L. Neilson
A new Booz Allen Hamilton study detects the sources of organizational dysfunction and reveals where you’re most likely to find companies programmed to thrive.
|Six Types of Marketing Organizations: Where Do You Fit In?
By Edward Landry, Andrew Tipping, and Brodie Dixon
Is your marketing approach in sync with your company’s needs? Here’s how to figure that out.
|Making Mobile Payment Work for Everyone
by Roman Friedrich, Johannes Bussmann, Olaf Acker, and Niklas Dieterich
The key is cooperation among all the stakeholders.
|Making the Most of "Feet on the Street"
by Edward Landry and Jaya Pandrangi
A strategic approach to the often-overlooked field of outsourced merchandising can cut costs and transform a company’s presence on the shelves.
|The Rise of the Activist CFO
by Vinay Couto, Frank Galioto, and Mark J. Moran
An ongoing survey finds that “activist” chief financial officers are becoming strategic assets to their companies — a change in job description that may not only improve their company’s performance but also enhance their career options.
|Designing the Factory Footprint for Competitive Advantage
by Dermot Shorten, Michael Pfitzmann, and Curt Mueller
Assessing supply chain design can be the key to profitability and even survival.
|Not Your Father’s CFO
by Vinay Couto, Irmgard Heinz, and Mark J. Moran
With Sarbanes-Oxley at their backs and growth on the horizon, leading chief financial officers are transforming their roles...and their companies.
|It's Time to Take Your SOX Off
By Paul Kocourek, Jim Newfrock, and Reggie Van Lee
To protect shareholder value, companies must link risk management with strategic planning and avoid overreacting to regulatory compliance mandates.
|How Multinationals Should Fight the War on HIV/AIDS
by John Larkin, Ellen Knebel, and Joshua Trevino
Companies must join the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS not just because it is socially responsible, but because their businesses are at risk.
|The Best Ideas in Business — Revealed!
By Gregory J. Millman
Of the 12 finalists in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Leading Innovations Competition, six made it to the winner’s circle.
|Raising Your Return on Innovation Investment
By Alexander Kandybin and Martin Kihn
Each company has an intrinsic innovation effectiveness curve. Here are three ways to lift it.
|10 Principles of Change Management
By John Jones, DeAnne Aguirre, and Matthew Calderone
Tools and techniques to help companies transform quickly.
|Innovation’s New Performance Standard
By David Neely and Kevin Dehoff
A 50-company survey shows that executives expect innovation initiatives to deliver 20 to 30 percent improvements in customer value, product cost, and quality in only two years.
|Profiles in Organizational DNA
Research and Remedies
By Gary Neilson, Bruce Pasternack, Decio Mendes, and Eng-Ming Tan