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FY360° | How to catch those fleeting investment opportunities

Companies are often too slow or too rigid to invest in new projects while they have an advantage. Here’s how they can be more agile.

Time is of the essence for many of the small to medium-size investment opportunities that companies face during the course of a year. The right moment can be fleeting, for example, to scale up production in a unit that suddenly takes off, to launch a marketing campaign to meet an unexpected wave of customer demand, or even to acquire a facility that comes abruptly onto the market. These are the kinds of projects, often identified by frontline managers, that a company should be able to approve quickly and undertake in less than a year’s time.

Few companies are as agile as they’d like to be. Processes meant to bring the advantage of a cross-company perspective to the allocation of capital more typically fund the same activities year to year. Structures meant to ensure consistency among units operating in diverse industries can slow deliberations to a crawl. Performance targets meant to reward cost containment instead hinder investment in growth. And by the time managers have sorted through all those obstacles to reach a decision, the opportunity has passed...


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Mercredi 7 Janvier 2015