Mergy, Lee
June 2002
Financial Executive;Jun2002, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p38
Academic Journal
The article looks at practices and metrics that detract companies from profit maximization. Long-standing business practices are often the cause of a company's inability to generate higher returns. Profitability improvements are unlikely when companies fail to relieve themselves of pre-existing value-destroying habits, which can include processes, managers, or unproductive customer or supplier relationships. Five barriers to value creation that prevent companies from growing financially, strategically and organizationally are outlined. INSET: Are Your Meetings A Value Barrier?.


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