Professional Networking: How To

During the financial crisis of 2008 many executives lost their jobs. It wasn’t uncommon to arrive into the office one morning at the usual time only to find yourself clearing your desk and with indefinite free time by lunchtime. At this stage people are obviously in shock and angry, as a large part of their […]

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Overhead Costs & Overhead Value Analysis

All organizations are interested in finding opportunities to reduce overhead costs and Overhead Value Analysis (OVA) is one technique which can be used to achieve this. OVA focuses on a reduction in the overhead of horizontal costs (indirect costs) within an organization, such as facilities management and human resources. This is highlighted in the diagram […]

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The BCG Matrix | Boston Matrix

The BCG Matrix (aka Boston Matrix) is a popular tool which can help a business analyze its portfolio. In a business sense, a portfolio simply means the range of products sold by a business. No business has an infinite supply of money to invest. So, when a business has a portfolio of products it must […]

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Red Ocean Strategy

To understand red ocean strategy let us begin by defining blue ocean strategy. Blue Ocean Strategy is where a company creates a completely new market space (or market category). This new market space is created by launching new offerings, with the aim being to make the competition irrelevant so that an organization can grow, uncontested, at […]

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