We analyze and optimize your value creation process at three different levels
The only static in our world is the constant change. Once there was one corporation that had more than 40% global market share and its products dominated the market.
Yes, until the smart phone appeared and 2 years later this greatest company had vanished from earth. We are No1 strategy- and change-specialists that have insight and great impact.
We offer expertise and we are also willing to take responsibility for that. We offer our knowledge as Interim-Managers in Austria, Germany and China. Sometimes a European Corporation is considering to take the step into the Chinese market. This may be on the sourcing side, but more and more great brands have discovered the huge opportunities that are in China as a market for your great products.
In China there is one picture, that you should always remember, when you take your strategic decisions: One bed but two different dreams.
Our experience in the western/eastern culture gives us the deep understanding to set up diverse forms of cooperations in the way, that it can be successful. If you know your negotiation power and keep in focus your true aim, and you treat your Asian partner with the respect he deserves, then you will be very successful in developing Win-Win business relations.
2 out of 3 M&A cannot succeed as planned. Often it is called a lack of cultural fit. Yes, we do not deny that, but we also believe, that with a wise change process many of these M&A could have been a great success.
Between equal happen very seldom. There will always be one junior partner and as in many marriages there will be many things that need to be sorted out and negotiated. Furthermore, the real problems start, when it comes to the project execution and it becomes obvious, that there are so many conflicting interests in so many details. Don’t risk the overall performance of your business, ask No1 professionals to assist you in this change process from the very beginning.
When is the right beginning? A good start is the choice of the fitting partner. This requires analysis to find the double strategic fit . Complementary markets and portfolios sound great, and a vertical integration also, but things and especially success will go deeper.
We will help you to plan and moderate things early, so things are executed smoothly, but when things escalate, the problems are easy to see, but usually the damage is difficult to repair.
Are a lot clearer because the set of options and the power is distributed in favour of the buying partner. But again, sheer force cannot guarantee you the ongoing success. What you may earn from force, is a resistance underneath of the surface. With such a team of middle managers, that are pulling apart from the bottom, you cannot succeed in todays most competitive markets. Take experienced and qualified No1-change agents and experienced consultants / interims managers to win in this transformation. Business is not democracy! The shareholder risk their assets and have the right to decide which way to go. But smart stakeholder-management will reduce the resistance in the organization and therefore your new corporation will faster enter the performing state, which in return will save you very big money.
Imagine you can control the entire value chain from the sub-suppliers of your manufacturing factory in China until the end customer in Europe! This business concept may be the royal discipline in value chain architecture.