Business Restructuring : An Action Template for Reducing Cost and Growing Profit

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-26
  • Publisher: Wiley
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An effective, long-term strategy for maintaining corporate growth, profit and competitive edgeDepicting a progressive emergent framework for long-term growth, profitability, and success, Business Restructuring: An Action Template for Reducing Cost and Growing Profit employs an integrated approach incorporating several of the most popular methodologies and best-in-class practices into a single proven framework.Beginning with an overview of restructuring and what is needed up-front to be successful, this "How to Cookbook" helps you Understand business restructuring and cost reduction techniques How to transform any organization into one that is high performing Realize efficiencies through the reorganization of resources, improving processes, and identifying outsourcing opportunities Sustain results and achieve continued efficiency, profitability, and growth Describes the right leadership team dynamics to make sure the changes stickWhether you are a business leader or manager, Business Restructuring takes you through a logical series of steps that will provide you with immediately useful tactics to apply on a regular basis to achieve immediate results, as well as a long-term roadmap to deliver performance excellence and increase shareholder value.

Author Biography

Carla Zilka is the founder and Principal Advisor of NexGen Advisors, a global business restructuring and transformation firm. As the Principal Advisor, Zilka partners with Fortune 1000 CEOs, hedge funds, and private equity firms to deliver a vision, strategy, and plan on how to effectively restructure and prepare for growth. To date, she and her team have been responsible for cost reductions totaling over $1.5 billion and revenue growth opportunities over $2 billion in under three years.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Restructuring for Success: The 10-Minute Checkp. 1
Why You Need to Restructure
Are Your Key Financial Indicators Telling You Something?
The Playbook: A Comprehensive Approachp. 13
Creating a Foundation for Success
Flexible Platform for Achieving Results
Putting the Playbook into Actionp. 29
Building A Winning Team
Equipping Your Team With the Necessary Tools
Setting the Baselinep. 49
Moving from Unconscious Incompetence to Conscious Incompetence
You Are Here
How Fit Is Your Organization?
How Robust Are Your Processes?
Ready to Launchp. 69
Kicking Off Your Restructuring Project
So You Think You Can Change?
Executing the Frameworkp. 89
Moving from Conscious Incompetence to Conscious Competence
Organizational Efficiency
Business Process Improvement
Business Process Outsourcing
Business Process Outsourcing as a Key Enabler for Restructuring
Leadership Essentials for Successp. 143
Do You Have What It Takes?
Plans versus People
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Certain Leaders Have Certain Talents
Changing a Leader to Fit
Assessing and Aligning for the Right Roles
Case Study: Can We Compete in This Arena?
Continuous Improvementp. 161
Moving from Conscious Competence to Unconscious Competence
CI Organization Structure and Roles
CI Dashboard
Knowledge Management
Linkages to CI
Summary of Lessons Learnedp. 181
Glossaryp. 185
Indexp. 199
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