While information has always been an important ingredient to driving business models, now it’s frequently the most important ingredient that talent and algorithms transform into the company’s primary product or service output. As “Big Data” and more sophisticated analytics become a critical business differentiator, three lenses help explain how companies can reframe their strategies to maximise market impact – and the capabilities they need to do it effectively.
Maximize finance operations, and do more with less
In PwC’s most recent Productivity Stars survey, we asked 300 US company executives for their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges presented by new trends on productivity. Executives are paying attention to how new drivers such as knowledge intensity, complexity, relationship networks, globalisation, digitisation of products and services, and moving operations to the cloud are impacting productivity, but say they struggle with what to do about them. What can you as a c-suite executive do to improve your business’s productivity growth? We’ve defined five concrete steps you can take to create policies that will drive your productivity growth.
What’s the critical link between investment and shareholder return for any business? Productivity. As the key to growth, it should be top of mind for the C-Suite at all times, and that means facing some tough, interrelated short and long term challenges: converting innovation investments into better products and services; building operating models to improve top and bottom line performance and reinvesting to create the right conditions for the next wave of growth. Getting a positive feedback loop working across these areas to drive productivity growth is a management triathlon, but one worth winning.
A large software company needed to become more agile, better understand its customers, improve its products, and lower costs—all at the same time.
Transform customer data into customer insight
In our increasingly complex business environment, the best companies are looking to diversity and inclusion as sources of competitive advantage. PwC helps organizations across sectors to achieve that competitive advantage.
Leverage workforce data to provide needed clarity on operational/HR cost drivers and more effectively manage the organization’s assets to improve your company’s return on investment in human resources and human capital.
Capitalizing on the promise of Big Data
How a buzzword morphed into a lasting trend that will transform the way you do business
A large life insurance company needed to predict the future in order to position itself optimally in the rapidly evolving online insurance sales market.
Company leaders realize that they need to turn from an inward to an outward focus. Getting closer to the customer is crucial to growth. Learn more about how businesses are changing to put their customers front and center.
The regulatory environment and the compliance data it requires can pose steep and costly challenges to any business.