Publications

  • Organizing for a Digital World

    February 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Virtually all large companies, even those in old-line industries such as machinery and agriculture, have gone digital to some extent. But at many companies the efforts are falling far short of their potential.

  • Demystifying R&D Performance in Chemicals

    January 10, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One great idea used to make chemical companies, but the nature of innovation has changed. Effective R&D now depends on getting closer to customers, understanding their needs and adapting to deliver quickly.

  • Capital Gets a Reset

    October 02, 2017 | CFO.com

    CFOs and CEOs will need to shift their strategies to tap the abundance of available capital.

  • Culture clash: an unseen blight for mega-mergers

    May 07, 2017 | Organization | The Sunday Telegraph | Media mention

    Marc Berman, a partner with Bain & Company, said one of the most common mistakes firms make when they merge is to take "so long to resolve people issues that their best talent gets lured away or culture tensions fester" - something that could become an issue in this case if decisions aren't made

  • The Firm of the Future

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We’re beginning to see what the next generation of successful companies will look like.

  • The Firm of the Future - Bain Santiago

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the world of the firm, something is changing. It’s not that your local bookstore went out of business. Or that your taxi driver now rates you on a 5-point scale. Or that anything can now be outsourced, allowing even the smallest firms to rent capabilities on demand.

  • Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability

    November 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    It’s a frustrating setback—and a common one. Bain research on corporate transformation programs shows only 12% achieve or exceed their aims. For sustainability, that figure is just 2% (see Figure 1). Why? Sustainability transformations add another dimension of challenge.

  • With High Stakes, Accelerate the Transformation

    August 03, 2016 | Full Potential Transformation | Bain Brief

    Companies in distress—and those trying to reposition themselves for future growth—need an accelerated transformation that saves cash and sustains topline growth.

  • Taming organizational complexity

    October 19, 2015 | Organization | The Economist | Media mention

    Organizational complexity hinders performance of large companies, and executives around the world are becoming increasingly preoccupied with the challenges complexity brings. Torsten Lichtenau, a partner at Bain & Company's London office, says acknowledging that complexity is even an issue is the

  • Tackling Complexity: How to Create Simple and Effective Organizations

    June 17, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Executives consider excess complexity to be a top concern. It proliferates as a natural consequence of success and left unchecked, it can hurt growth. Top-performing companies keep their organizations as simple as possible, rooting out complexity where it hides.