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Who knew a few years ago that the market would collapse and we would enter a recession that has instilled such fear and uncertainty into the world? As the fear of failure becomes more prevalent in business leaders, the result can be utter business paralysis orworseblindly resorting to short–term tactics such as downsizing or outsourcing to meet companies′ quarterly numbers. Business restructuring, however, will transform your business, taking it from declining to growing. Written by Carla Zilkaone of the most sought–after restructuring consultants to corporate AmericaBusiness Restructuring: An Action Template for Reducing Cost and Growing Profit offers a way to improve your company′s cost structure processes and organization to create substantial self–investments geared toward future growth. This proactive book authoritatively covers: When you need to consider restructuring How to assess your organizationis it "fit and healthy"? Process to change your cost structure to get the highest value at the lowest cost Developing a long–term strategy for maintaining corporate growth, profit, and a competitive edge A logical series of steps and tools for transforming your organization into a high– performing system The methodology, approach, and mind–set to achieve your goals in the most efficient and effective way possible So, how do you know if your business needs to undertake the journey of restructuring? You can have the best strategies in the world, but if you don′t have the processes and people optimized to execute it, your results may not reach the financial goals you set for the company. Decidedly not for the CEO looking for an instant fix, this book demystifies business restructuring and makes plain the best practice cost– reduction techniques with a proactive approach to jump–start your restructuring program, reap the benefits, and prevail when others do not.
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Praise for Business Restructuring An Action Template for Reducing Cost and Growing Profit "A step–by–step guide to managing, surviving, and thriving in today′s volatile marketplace."—William Bischoff, Chairman/CEO, FTN Equity Capital Markets Corp. "Having worked with Carla and NexGen Advisors, I have witnessed firsthand how theory and pro–cess are translated into extraordinary business impact."—Carl Guarino, CEO, ICG Commerce "You hold in your hands a million dollars′ worth of advice distilled into an actionable blueprint for change. ROI = Read on Immediately!"—Stephen Shapiro, President, 24/7 Innovation, and author of Goal–Free Living "The disciplined and systematic approach allowed for speed and execution."—Bob Stuart, SVP, Global Sales, The Hertz Corporation "Carla is one of North America′s leading new executives and at the forefront of thought leader–ship in business change management."—Graham Leary, SVP Strategic Sourcing, Winn Dixie "Business Restructuring: An Action Template for Reducing Cost and Growing Profit is the toolbox tested and proven by Zilka′s work in getting profitability restored. She takes lessons she has learned from best–in–class companies to achieve results for all companies regardless of size or sector. Competition is fierce for companies and individuals in the marketplace. This is a must–read for those who don′t want to follow the crowd but want to stand out."—Gayle Mattson, EVP and Global Leader, Board & CEO Practice, DHR International "Carla Zilka is far beyond an HR or consulting professional. Rather she is a thought leader and results–driven executive who would be an asset in helping any organization become efficient. She brings a deep business insight and an entrepreneurial spirit to her work."—Michael Frankel, SVP, Mergers & Acquisitions, LexisNexis "Restructuring is one of the few tools available to move companies reliably to higher performance levels, especially under current economic con–ditions. It is also extremely difficult. NexGen Advisors′ methods, pioneered by Carla Zilka, provide a structured, effective, and proven road map to accomplish even the most ambitious corporate restructuring initiatives."—John Haworth, Consulting Principal, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP "The Organization Efficiency tools allow for a very quick and thorough analysis of the health of the data that is to be used to build an organization′s analysis. The summary reports that are produced allowed me to focus on errors in a timely fashion to reach a final product in a very short time. The interactive organization charts are an exciting tool for users. They allow for several views of an organization, even down to key defined data elements at the employee level."—Nicolette Sayward, Global Director, HR Operations & HR Technology, Whirlpool