Following the recent roundtable on strategy execution, Rick Payne takes a look at the key concerns for CFOs.
Articles and features
Nick Pollit explores how businesses can effectively manage rapid growth.
Beth Ashmead Latham discovers what it takes to ask the best questions to help your business thrive.
A panel of accountants discuss ways that finance business partners can play a bigger role in strategy.
This report is primarily aimed at smaller businesses seeking to grow and develop and to achieve their full potential through practical guidance and advice.
This special report looks at what makes a good vision, the benefits of having one, the role of the FD in the process, leadership, storytelling and the use of visions in medium-sized businesses.
A special report on strategic choices, the role of the finance director and the core elements of corporate strategy.
Ensure your strategy takes into account the political, economic, societal, technological, environmental and legal context.
Explore the competitive landscape of your industry sector.
Do your internal resources give you a competitive advantage?
Analyse the strategic drivers of financial performance
Systematically discuss how you will achieve your strategic objectives
Make the most of analysing your organisation’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
The European Foundation for Quality Management approach to achieving excellence.
Many companies struggle to develop a competitive corporate strategy and set a clear direction for managers and employees. Formulation almost poses as many challenges for business leaders as implementation. This chapter argues for a back-to-basics approach based on four fundamental questions: whom do we serve, what do we provide, what is our value proposition, and what is our operating model?
This chapter deals with an organization's plan for achieving its goals, implementing that plan, managing environmental demands, and maximising core competencies. Strategy analysis starts with an examination of the external internal environments, determining where the company wants to be and developing a mission statement.
This chapter presents an overview of the various approaches to strategic planning and the associated business literature. It includes useful tables to explain the key concepts and how they work in practice.
Guide to business growth from a US perspective.
Developing a corporate strategy requires a dose of creativity in addition to thoughtful analysis.
The article discusses the best practices which are to be considered by information technology leaders like chief information officers (CIOs) for creating a business strategy in the modern world which is governed by digital technology. Topics discussed include leadership team collaboration, formulating organic strategies and talent development by assessing customer requirements
The article discusses the reasons why digital transformation strategies do not reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means to compete. Topics mentioned include the estimated number of digital devices that are expected to be connected by 2025, the concept of economic rent in microeconomics, and the negative effects of digital competition on a company's growth in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Interviews with 15 enterprise risk management (ERM) champions who provide insights on how far the ERM process is integrated with the strategic-planning processes of their firms.