Competitive & Best Practices Benchmarking
Look beyond your own company and emulate the best
How often do you use external benchmarks to evaluate your performance? If you are part of the majority, very little. This is logical given that internal company information is much easier to come by than external data. However, not only does purely internal benchmarking fail to provide essential early-warning signs that you are falling behind the competition, but there are also many excellent and easily transferable ideas out there that could significantly boost your business. From a one-off competitive “audit” to restructuring your performance review processes, we can help you take your performance to the next level.
Risk Analysis & Scenario-BuildingTake control of your destiny. Anticipate. (Contingency) plan
We live in turbulent and unpredictable times and are unlikely to correctly predict the future. Those companies that have made it a habit to identify their key risks and think through alternative future scenarios and associated (contingency) strategies do a much better job reacting to the unexpected – quickly and decisively – than those competitors who do not. Whether for a specific major investment project or for your whole business, we help you save money, customer goodwill/trust and time (to-market), and boost your success rate.
Scale up projects and process optimizationSimplify your processes. Improve productivity, morale, quality
Solid processes are absolutely critical to the optimal performance of any organization. As organizations grow, however, it is very difficult to “keep things simple” and prevent increasingly complex processes (both formal and informal) from slowly overwhelming the mission or activity they are supposed to support. In other words, people start managing the process, not the result. The result: decreased effectiveness and efficiency, and frustration amongst staff and clients. We help clean-up, rationalize and optimize your processes (as well as document them for ISO/Quality certification/audits).
Business / Investment Plan CreationBe more convincing. Plan better. Accelerate your plans
Whether to secure investment for a major new product and venture, scale up or to simply improve internal decision-making rigor and accountability, we help our clients create top quality business cases, investment and business plans.