Mastering Strategic Capability Management

Posted November 19, 2020 | Leadership | Technology |
Figure 1 — Generic capabilities.
Businesses have traditionally organized themselves to ensure optimal effectiveness in each of their business functions. In today’s business climate, however, shorter product lifecycles, demand for customization, rising consumer expectations, and the growth of automation and data challenge this model. This Advisor describes the building blocks of generic capabilities and describes three categories of capability-based players seeking competitive advantage.
About The Author
Carlos Mira
Carlos Mira is a Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Madrid, Spain, and a member of ADL’s Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) practice, focusing on how companies can leverage ecosystems and platforms to compete in the digital era. Prior to ADL, he played relevant roles in the consolidation of telecom equipment vendors, the journey to network virtualization, and the launch of new virtual-portfolio… Read More
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez is a Cutter Expert; a Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL), where he leads the Financial Services practice; and an IEEE Senior Member. Prior to ADL, he led strategic development at Indra, a leading technology company in Spain and Latin America. Mr. Gonzalez has worked extensively on the impact of technological change on the information flows that shape organizations and their interaction with the environment. His current focus is on… Read More
Gregory Pankert
Gregory Pankert is a Partner with Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Brussels, and a member of ADL’s Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) practice. He is deeply experienced with market-entry and growth strategies, content strategies, and regulatory strategies in all segments of the TIME sector, as well as in other network industries (e.g., postal sector, utilities, transport). Mr. Pankert has consulted with… Read More
Florence Carlot
Florence Carlot is a Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL) and leads ADL’s Energy & Utilities practice in Belgium. She is also a member of ADL‘s Strategy & Organization practice. Ms. Carlot has 18+ years’ experience in the European energy and utilities sector. She has worked with several leading energy companies and utilities all over Europe, enabling large transformation and strategic-change initiatives in the wholesale, generation, network… Read More
Rafael Martínez
Rafael Martínez is a Senior Advisor in telecoms and strategy at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Madrid, Spain, specializing in strategic senior management and business change. He is Professor of Strategic Management at IE Business School, Spain; an executive, personal, and team coach; and a certified coach mentor. Previously, Mr. Martínez was Corporate Strategy Office Director at Telefónica. He is also an executive board member of the Club de… Read More
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