Agile Business for Fragile Times : Strategies for Enhancing Competitive Resiliency and Stakeholder Trust

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Battle-tested strategies for business success in brutal financial environments

A successful company must be prepared to thrive in any environment. Agile Business for Fragile Times provides managers and executives with innovative techniques to withstand the challenges and see the opportunities in a recession. This timely book provides the necessary strategic, financial, and operational steps managers should execute during down times to ensure ...

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Overview

Battle-tested strategies for business success in brutal financial environments

A successful company must be prepared to thrive in any environment. Agile Business for Fragile Times provides managers and executives with innovative techniques to withstand the challenges and see the opportunities in a recession. This timely book provides the necessary strategic, financial, and operational steps managers should execute during down times to ensure that their organizations are properly prepared for the inevitable economic rebound.

M&A dos and don'ts . . . tips for poaching talent from competitors . . . guidelines for business process optimization and margin enhancement . . . All these and more receive in-depth coverage, along with battle-tested insights and case studies from leading companies around the world.

The book's three-stage process walks the reader through:

  • Strategy­­Suggestions to "prioritize, digitize, and optimize" to anchor strategy
  • Execution­­Specific business processes and issues for delivering on strategy
  • Implementation­­Straightforward, practical recommendations for putting strategy to work
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Adapting quickly in these fast-paced times is essential for a business to survive. By examining the practices that consistently bring companies success and help them drive profitability, the authors of Agile Business for Fragile Times have identified numerous ways organizations can remain competitive and sustain growth. Their guidebook offers the techniques companies can use to improve strategic, financial and operational activities. Copyright (c) 2003 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071400848
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1902
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 Not Business as Usual 1
2 From the Top 15
3 Challenging Conventional Wisdom 37
4 The Heard and the Herd 63
5 New Strategies for an Uncertain World 84
6 Creating a Performance Culture 97
7 Contrarians at the Gate 115
8 It's Not Easy Being Lean 136
9 Polishing the Stone 158
10 The Search for Value 187
11 Agile Redux 208
Bibliography 224
Index 233
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