Pressure to be first to market with the right products is nothing new.
Getting a Return on Your Information Technology Investment
One of the most vexing challenges senior executives face is getting an attractive return on their information technology investments.
Building the Power Partnership: Some Rules of the Game for CEOs and Their Boards
One of history's most remarkable organizational achievements is the large public enterprise governed by an independent board of directors. It has served society well for most of this century as an unrivaled creator of wealth, employment, social services, and benefits.
Viewpoint Full-Cost Accounting
When it comes to full-cost accounting, nobody has all the answers. Certainly we don't. We do know, however, that air, water, and land are not the "free goods" our society once believed them to be. They must be redefined as assets so that they can be appropriately and efficiently allocated.
Viewpoint Achieving Extraordinary Customer Satisfaction: The Renewal of Rover Group
Rover Group is currently the largest UK-based automobile manufacturer. Its products have included many famous brands, such as Austin, Morris, Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Leyland trucks, Land Rover, and the Rover brand itself.
Viewpoint Reflections on Critical Technologies
Before I address individual technologies, let me set the stage by reviewing four technology-related concerns that are uppermost in the minds of demanding technology users: productivity, ease of use, location-independence, and trustability.
Removing Barriers to Change: The Unwritten Rules of the Game
In every realm of our lives, whether we're at work or play, there are Rules of the Game. And these rules always come in two forms – written rules and unwritten rules.
Six Imperatives for Excellence in Environmental Management
In managing for the environment, no company, however accomplished, can afford to rest on its laurels.
Listening to Customers
Our clients are keenly interested in learning how they can find out what their customers really want. They pose this question to us not so much in terms of product line extensions or incremental improvements, but in terms of really exciting new breakthrough products.
Strategic Technology Leveraging: Managing the Next Generation of Complexity
As the costs and the risks of acquiring advanced technology have escalated, businesses have come under pressure to increase the value of their technology by accelerating the pace of its development and expanding its profitable application.