Strategic options for overcoming the crisis. Example of clothing and footwear manufacturers
Decrease of the consumer purchasing power in Russia, caused by lasting economic stagnation, has influenced many sectors of the economy. Clothing and footwear manufacturers were affected badly. According to expert opinion, real household income will continue to decline in 2017 and start to grow insignificantly in 2018.
How to evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s decision-making process
Reporting in and of itself is viewed as less useful and of secondary value, as both employees and managers tend to associate the word “report” with accounting documents. However, as the company grows, so do the complexity of business processes and the quantity of decisions that need to be made.
Forming strategic partnerships: comprehensive evaluation of potential partner companies
Many of the companies with which we have worked have started to think about finding a partner at some stage in their development, for example, to outsource some business functions, to diversify, to grow sales or to vertically integrate their main line of business
Evolution of internal communication services at Russian companies
Internal communications (IC) exists in every more or less large company. As soon as a company’s headcount exceeds a certain magical number (usually, 150-200 employees), personnel services come to the owner with a proposal for an internal communications plan and budget. Such a process may be regarded as a sign of the company’s “maturity”, alongside a legal department or IT department.