What started as a single and simple survey, has, by popular demand, become a set of eight different diagnostic tool kits. Now you can assess your supply chain just for innovation capability, cash-to-cash cycle efficiency and three other key features.
THE BEST IDEAS ARE BACKED UP BY DATA
Most executives struggle to get adequate resources for their projects and departments and to get their ideas accepted by the boards and committees.
- No matter how brilliant proposals and ideas are, if executives do not bring objective evidence, everything can sound flat to sceptical boards.
- Most often, it is not because executives throw in wild ideas without an intuitive grasp of what needs to be done. But sometimes, what seems self-evident to them, is unconvincing to others.
On the other hand, boards of directors and executive committees are selected for their ability to see beyond the ordinary, to sift the wheat from the chaff, and to demand objective evidence of every assertion.
- The boards have good reasons. With the numerous requests they receive, corporate governance requirements make it necessary to demand data, evidence and methodical approach.
- With so much uncertainty, they realize the onerous responsibility placed on their shoulders.
WHAT THIS DIAGNOSTIC IS ABOUT
Your board or executive committee will only trust you when you bring objective data laid out methodically to them. Only two kinds of companies do not need to benchmark with their peers. Both kinds decidedly stand out, at the top and bottom.
Of course, you can try making verbal assertions about your beliefs – but would it not be better to back these up with a well-formatted, methodically produced report backed by 5-year research on the world's top 1,200 companies?