People & Organization

An Interview with Dong-bin Shin, Chairman of Lotte Group
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The CEO Agenda

July 2015
Public companies in the US have a one-in-three chance of not surviving the next five years. What can CEOs do to drive both performance and longevity?

Organizing for Excellence

July 2015
Companies have applied BCG’s Exercising for Excellence approach to reduce the costs of support functions by up to 35 percent while increasing productivity by approximately 50 percent.
June 2015
Many decentralized companies have practices that vary widely across sites. Correcting this—and implementing advanced techniques such as lean—requires a company-wide production system that establishes the right degree of standardization.
March 2014
Cost reduction efforts can be daunting, and management teams need clarity on the scope of potential gains—and how best to achieve their objectives.
February 2014
In a fast-changing world, CEOs need to build or strengthen their companies’ capabilities to win, and they must do so in an enduring way.
Shared Services
March 2015
Shared-service organizations can improve a company’s operational and financial performance, provided they focus on the right areas. The experts we surveyed identified five priorities.
November 2013
Shared services can generate cost savings of 40 percent or more in support functions. But even more important, they can create lasting competitive advantage.
Leadership and Talent
March 2015
The index is the first tool to precisely quantify a company’s leadership and talent management capabilities.
October 2014
A survey conducted by BCG and The Network shows that 64 percent of workers around the world would take a job abroad—and generally not for economic reasons. For HR executives, the emerging trends have huge implications.
July 2014
Significant imbalances in the demand for labor and its supply threaten 25 of the world’s major economies. Here are BCG’s projections—country by country—along with proposed remedies.

Leading in a Complex World

March 2014
These six leaders favor fluid decision making. They impart a directional vision for their organizations to follow. Finally, they embrace complexity rather than wish it away.
Technology & Talent
November 2014
Huge shifts in the tech industry have major implications for people and organizations. Transformation is critical. To enable it, HR and chief HR officers need to change, too.
May 2014
Few technologies have created more value than software. If companies cannot attract and retain software expertise, they risk falling behind in technological capability and jeopardizing their ability to compete.
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