Company Asset Management

Lead Change Blog

Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year. The challenge that most companies encounter is in deciding what to do when it is time to get rid of assets. Reasons a Company Might Need to Get Rid of Assets. There are times when assets might lose their original form and cannot be repaired.

6 Smart Investment Decisions To Make As An Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

1.Investing in fixed assets. Investopedia defines an asset as an economically valuable resource owned, controlled, or acquired with the expectation that it will appreciate later. A fixed asset is an asset acquired to liquidate at a later period.

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Business Software

Strategy Driven

No matter what operating system or type of device you use, there’s a good chance that the software you use can actually be used across multiple different platforms. Finding Problem Areas to Fix. Now that you understand the effect of software and how it can optimise your business, let’s take a look at ways that you can actually find problematic areas to fix. Fixing the Issue With Software.

Retailers Beware: Markets Punish Stores with Too Much Inventory

Harvard Business Review

It is derived by adjusting for changes in gross margin, capital intensity (fixed assets as a proportion of total assets), and positively for sales surprise (the degree to which actual sales exceeds or falls short of forecast). Operations RetailThis post is part of the HBR Forum, The Future of Retail.

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

Harvard Business

For the latter, we measured incumbents’ operational efficiency, commitment to innovation, and defenses against attack. But companies in this state often face increasing pressure to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs in their legacy businesses, and this pressure attracts opportunistic disruptors. Previously strong barriers to entry have perished; fixed assets such as car fleets, hotels, bank branches, and landline infrastructure have become weaknesses.

When a Country is Facing Political and Human Rights Issues, Should Businesses Leave or Stay?

Harvard Business

Questions like this involving issues like politics, human rights, or equality often present themselves sooner or later for any business operating in global markets. According to Reuters reporting , until a few years ago the bank operated in Sudan, a country whose government was under U.S. sanctions, that was also the reason why BNP Paribas continued operating in the East African nation: it made financial sense. Steve Bronstein/Getty Images.

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business

New research, led by a team from McKinsey Global Institute in cooperation with FCLT Global , found that companies that operate with a true long-term mindset have consistently outperformed their industry peers since 2001 across almost every financial measure that matters. ” Economic profit represents a company’s profit after subtracting a charge for the capital that the firm has invested (working capital, fixed assets, goodwill).

What It Takes to Be a Great Employer

Harvard Business Review

Even in the absence of a fixed definition, more than 100 studies have now demonstrated a strong relationship between employee engagement and organizational performance. For example, a Towers Perrin study conducted in 2007-2008 among 90,000 employees in 18 countries found that companies with the most engaged employees had a 19 percent increase in operating income during the previous year, while those with the lowest levels had a 32 percent decline.