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The things that really matter in business

The Study

A five-year study separated the facts from the fads in terms of management tools.

The study examined over 200 well-established management practices,over a 10 year period 160 companies and found most management tools had no direct impact on superior business performance.

Only four mattered.

Without exception companies that outperformed the industry excelled at:

  1. strategy
  2. execution
  3. culture and
  4. structure.

In addition they supplemented their great skill in these 4 areas with mastery of any 2 of four secondary management practices: talent, innovation, leadership, and mergers and partnerships.

THEY CALLED THIS THE 4 + 2 FORMULA.

The Results

$1 invested for 10 years in a portfolio of 4 + 2 companies produced $11 compared with only $1.50 in other companies. This is 733% larger.

Bruce Holland

Helps large organisations be focussed, fast and flexible. Places where people have more meaning, depth and connection.

Expert in Strategy, Structure, Culture and Leadership Development.

One of NZ's most experienced change agents.

Liberating the Human Spirit at Work
 
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