Publications

  • Building a Winning Workforce for Tomorrow Starts Today

    March 06, 2018 | FinWeek

    The best-performing companies are already taking steps to attract new talent and widen their lead over rivals.

  • 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.

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • 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.

  • Five Ways the Best Companies Close the Strategy-Execution Gap

    November 20, 2017 | HBR.org

    Companies can close the strategy-to-performance gap with an agile, test-and-learn approach.

  • A Path to Faster Growth for Healthcare Companies: Eliminate Complexity

    November 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Healthcare manufacturers have long believed that all revenue growth is good. But to increase the top line, many launched new products without addressing legacy versions, entered new categories without a path to leadership and expanded to all corners of the world without sufficient local scale.

  • Summary of Time, Talent, Energy

    September 28, 2017 | EBSCO Business Book Summaries

    Leaders can enhance their organizations’ productive power and overcome the drag that reduces efficiency by maximizing three essential resources.

  • Why Leading Medtech Companies Are Putting Customers Ahead of Products

    September 07, 2017 | Bain Brief

    The leadership team at a global technology company had to move fast. Its products were losing market share as customers switched to integrated solutions. Worse, clients cited the company’s lack of responsiveness as a main reason for switching.

  • How Leading Companies Build the Workforces They Need to Stay Ahead

    September 06, 2017 | HBR.org

    Leading companies are taking three steps to attract new talent and widen their lead over rivals.

  • As Efficiency Gains Peter Out, Leaders Must Boost Productivity

    July 26, 2017 | Business Day

    The best executives eliminate bureaucracy, deploy star talent strategically and inspire staff.