Effective business and government leaders typically concentrate on key value drivers, making sure their decisions are based on relevant, accurate and up-to-date information.
They cut through the complexity of the business or policy issue to identify beneficial structural changes, take advantage of technology to enhance efficiency and nurture the organization’s human talent and skills.
They focus on sustainable performance and long-term returns on investment instead of being excessively preoccupied with short-term objectives.
How we can help
Our professional consultant teams can assist both public and private sector organizations by understanding their most important value drivers and work with them to help achieve tangible and lasting improvements in performance.
Our professionals combine strong technical capabilities with relevant industry experience and the ability to offer practical, useable advice. They draw on KPMG’s extensive domestic and international resources and embrace cross-disciplinary approaches to important business issues.
Our experienced professionals offer timely and practical advice to assist your business in helping achieve your goals. There are three key aspects that we consider when advisory services are provided:
Obtain accurate information to drive business insight:
Any business today needs to have confidence in the data that's used to report financial results, set future performance expectations, evaluate risk and understand customer interests. By creating standards, disciplines and governance around data that goes all the way down to the item level, and by using technology effectively to access it in real time, business leaders and managers can trust that the information they use to make decisions is as accurate and insightful as possible.
Navigate the complexity of business enterprise and make the needed structural changes
Leaders so often turn to quick wins — swapping tap water for bottled water; eliminating non-essential travel and the like — with little regard for their efficacy, lasting impact or unintended consequences. Instead, go below the tip of the iceberg, navigating the complexity inherent in the business, to make needed changes to the business model that can have a lasting impact. Take advantage of technology that can enable the business to run more efficiently. Review the overall people strategy in order to meet future talent and skills requirements. Ensure your procurement process is actually adding value by saving time and costs, rather than creating fragmented purchasing and black holes of spend.
Focus on sustainable performance:
Find and retain the needed skills. Build disciplines and processes that allow you to be in control of the business. And understand how to harness risk to your advantage. Be bold. If not now, when will you make major changes that could transform the way that you operate? In the past there was perhaps too much focus on refinancing rather than re-engineering, now is the time to make considered and sustainable change. Consider the organization as a single unit. It’s not about how to make HR or IT run more efficiently but how to make the business, as a whole, more efficient over the longer term. Stay the course, embed the right behaviors in your business and look to a more sustainable and profitable future.