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CFOs: Navigating Strategic Uncertainty

Failure in the senior leadership team can primarily be attributed to a lack of focus on strategy, according to a poll taken at last week’s CFO Retreat. This was followed by a fear of not being able to challenge one another, and then a weakness around overall communication. [read more]

4 Ways to Integrate New Technology

The ability of new technology to improve business performance is almost infinite, or so the marketing hype that surrounds many solutions would have you believe. While there’s no denying that digitisation is transforming how products and services are delivered, this needs to go hand-in-hand with careful planning around talent, leadership and organisational design. [read more]

Capturing the True Value of a Business

The complexity and sheer volume of corporate reporting does not appear to be winning back the hearts and minds of stakeholders. It’s why senior executives and investors are coming together to reassess how to achieve greater transparency in reporting, so the information presented is clear and relevant for those looking to understand performance over the short, medium and long-term. [read more]

Delivering Value Through M&A

Say it quietly, but late nights and long negotiations are the easy part of an acquisition. Once the deal has been agreed, the hard work really begins as the acquiring team seek to put the theory of integrating new people and different operating systems into practice. [read more]

Building a Customer-Centric Business

Providing a seamless, ‘end-to-end’ journey for customers remains a far-off dream for many organisations. The reality is that the opportunities posed by digitisation and analytics have been stifled by legacy systems, siloed organisational structures, and a lack of knowledge in the senior leadership team. [read more]

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