Publications

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why Bigger isn't Always Better in Business

    June 15, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Scale alone is often not enough to confer real economic leadership. It is only one of several options that can promote a powerful competitive advantage.

  • Bigger Isn't Always Better

    June 10, 2015 | AsiaOne

    The best performing companies tend to share four critical attributes: Valuable assets, superior capabilities, the most attractive customers and the benefits of scope.

  • Design Principles for a Robust Operating Model

    April 08, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Before a company redesigns its operating model, a carefully drafted set of principles, typically between 7 and 15 statements, help align the leadership team around a set of objective criteria for designing the model. Debating the principles gives senior executives a chance to address the most vital