Walmart Broadens ROI for Green Power

Harvard Business Review

But amidst a seemingly scripted set of responses on Walmart's supply chain and operational greening efforts, the discussion took an interesting turn. It also recognizes that, in the meantime, operational managers will gain valuable experience and knowledge about how to optimize the new power systems. We worship internal rates of return (IRR) to our detriment. Corporate social responsibility Sustainability Wal-mart IRR

Connecting To Happiness: A Single Model For Leadership Excellence

Terry Starbucker

I was in the cable television business (for 23 years), and part of my leadership role was to oversee field operations, which included the service and installation technicians. In this case, we went from “ Hit budget and greatly improve operating metrics ” (the goal) to “ serve our customers and support each other ” (the Cause). The goal is a high IRR, and the resulting Cause is “ meaningfully increasing shareholder value”. (cc) Shashi Bellamkonda

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What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Harvard Business

A veritable alphabet soup (ROA, RONA, ROIC, ROCE, IRR, MVA, APV, and the like) exists to measure our financial capital. When Caesars Entertainment, a gaming company, reorganized operations in 2011, the senior team not only developed a database on the performance and the potential of the company’s top 2,000 managers but also analyzed the ability of the top 150 to take on new and different jobs. Vincent Tsui for HBR.


Lafley’s P&G Brand Cull and the 80/20 Rule

Harvard Business Review

“Importantly, this will be a much simpler, much less complex company of leading brands that’s easier to manage and operate.” ” Choosing to lead and manage in accord with that empirical insight has enormous organizational and operation repercussions. A new generation of 80/20 analytics to support its 80/20 brands will invite a similar refocus on organizational and operational 80/20s for investment.