LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Early indications from latest research by London-based management consultancy, Value Partnership, suggest companies have found it difficult to pursue long term value added investment, with the pressure on CEOs to show quick returns.
CEO Simon Court explains: "If growth is going to gain pace in the West, companies need to invest. But investment has been low since before the financial crisis, and slow to pick up since 2008. Business leaders have been focusing on short-term profits, earnings per share and cost reduction. It seems they now need to pursue broader and longer-term ambitions by a more entrepreneurial approach to strategy and decision-making, rather than one that focuses on avoiding financial risk."
Written by Nickie Fonda and Donald Mungall, this latest review – ‘Investing In Uncertain Times – Is Your Leadership Team Up To The Challenge?’ points to several key features that distinguish the entrepreneurial approach from the financial risk-avoidance approach. Readers are invited to consider whether their business requires a more entrepreneurial approach to strategy and if so, what’s holding back the performance of the executive leadership team in pursuing this approach.
The second in a series of three (Part 1, ‘Investing In Uncertain Times – A 21st Century Boardroom Challenge’), both reports can be downloaded in full from Value Partnership’s website at www.value-partnership.com. The third part will follow later this Spring.
Meanwhile Value Partnership’s latest research - The Leadership Team: Facing Critical Business and Performance Challenges – explores the challenges CEOs and Leadership Teams face to enable their businesses to perform, given the increasing pace and scale of change.
Notes to Editors:
Founded in 1998, Value Partnership exists to help clients solve organisation critical challenges – that is, challenges that are organisational in nature, and critical in terms of their potential impact on the business itself. Value Partnership’s highly bespoke service is particularly suited to complex international businesses. Clients include: HSBC, Canon Time Warner, Lloyds Register, BDO, Lafarge, Ordnance Survey, Renault, and Thales.