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New business buildingSales growthStrategy

Discovering business opportunities in South Korea

15 July 2020 — South Korea has been known as a rapidly growing prosperous economy, home to global conglomerates called chaebols. However, actual opportunities and challenges of the South Korean market remain unknown to most foreign companies. Here we discuss recent developments in the South Korean economy, and what they mean in terms of opportunities for market entry.

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Turnaround and transformation

Building the skills of a Chief Transformation Officer

18 September 2017 — In a world of continuous change, companies should turn market pressure into a change capability that becomes a competitive advantage. Appointing a chief transformation officer to comprehensively lead change itself is a solution.

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StrategyM&A and divestmentsSales growthNew business building

Increasing agility in decision-making to improve competitiveness

3 October 2018 — Corporations must increasingly be agile and timely decisions are critical to initiate changes. Complex organizational structures, management by consensus and unstructured decision-making processes hinder agility in decision-making.

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New business buildingSales growthProductivity improvement

The untapped business opportunity in Southeast Asia – productivity improvement

30 March 2016 — Low productivity is the main challenge facing Southeast Asian economies. There is a macroeconomic imperative to boost productivity but implementation is difficult. In this article, we address automation, efficiency and human capital development as key new business development areas in the region.

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StrategyDigitizationTurnaround and transformation

What is next for Korea after initial success in containing COVID-19 crisis

11 August 2020 — In this article, we analyze the success of Korean government’s immediate responses and make recommendations for Korean companies to leverage the crisis as an opportunity and fully utilize their potential.

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DigitizationSales growth

Digital B2B customer portals – leveraging B2C learnings in the B2B world

15 September 2017 — With the increasing importance of customer experience across industries, B2B companies can differentiate by borrowing from the B2C playbook and simplifying their customer interface, facilitating relationship management, and developing digital customer portals.

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Program managementTurnaround and transformation

Managing complex programs – standardize and decentralize for efficiency and agility

28 March 2016 — In complex projects and programs, the choice of operating model (structure, processes and tools) is a key driver of success and execution efficiency. This article presents the evolution of a particularly complex technology program from a top-heavy organization to an agile “divisional” (self-contained) structure

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Turnaround and transformationDigitization

Managing the challenges throughout corporate digital transformation

30 April 2020 — Consolidating Reddal’s observations and learnings on corporate digital transformation subject via 2018-2020, this article discusses the identified challenges and provides suggested actions to maximize the return of digital transformation.

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Turnaround and transformation

Strategies for driving the transformation in the software industry

16 March 2013 — Traditionally, software companies have been purely focusing on developing software and selling it to consumers or businesses. However, during the past five years, app stores and cloud computing have changed the industry logic. Software companies can no longer rely on plain software sales, as the business models have evolved to providing services and solutions.

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StrategyNew business building

Succession planning in the context of a family business and why you need outside help

13 January 2016 — The subject of family owned business is important globally, and in particular in the Middle East, where it is further exacerbated by the fact that many of these types of businesses are first or second generation family-owned companies.

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Financial performance

Improving decision-making by including uncertainty in budgets

14 April 2014 — Quantifying and estimating project and investment results are very important for financial planning, investment comparison and decision making purposes. However, business is always conducted in an uncertain environment while financial planning is commonly done using single-value revenue and cost-side estimates, which managers assess using rules of thumb. In this article, we present an approach where the best, base and the worst case scenarios are used to improve the estimates.

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Sales growthFinancial performance

Optimizing sales managers’ role in digital sales transformations

23 May 2019 — B2B organizations undergoing sales transformations tend to focus on improving digital tools and training for salespeople with insufficient guidance for sales managers. In this article, we discuss typical challenges in managing sales and what it takes for sales managers to both support and succeed personally in digital transformations.

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