The right leadership determines success or survival. With fewer internal opportunities for management development and only a handful of companies investing in ongoing executive and training programs of quality, the pool of qualified talent borders on being microscopic. Ray & Berndtson's industrial products and services practice provides clients with options -- access to candidates with the talent and compatibility needed to drive their companies to the next level of creative, positive growth.
Industrial companies of all sizes and in all sectors are completely different from their ancestors of just a decade ago. New structures, resulting from mergers or eliminating layers of management to achieve a flatter, more nimble company, are the norm.
Strategies for success seem to be the opposite of those held in esteem for most of the previous century. Progressive companies are pushing profit and loss responsibility deep into the organization. Multi-functional product development teams, with representation from different concerns, collaborate. Some create value chains and attack the challenge of capturing value from e-Business.
Even the products are different! Organizations capitalize on the cradle to grave economic opportunities their products offer. Support services, financing, leasing, and consumables customers need throughout the life of the product boost revenues.
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