The CFO Agenda
Why go with your gut when a decision can be grounded in real data? There is no person better positioned than the CFO to find the right data, transform it into insight, and feed it to decision makers. It’s a role that goes way beyond the numbers – it’s about knowing the business context. That’s where CFOs excel.
How CFOs can be a catalyst for better decision-making
Research has found decision-making is often subject to biases and irrationalities that can get in the way of making good choices. Chip and Dan Heath, co-authors of “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work,” discuss how CFOs can improve both their own and their organizations' decision-making.
Making decisions that matter
Many organizations understand they need to improve the quality of decisions that matter. Whether they are actually able to do anything about it is largely in the hands of two people: the CFO and the CIO.
Turning strategic ambiguity into strategic clarity
How CFOs can leverage data and the planning and performance management cycles to address multiple aspects of strategic risk and in the process create opportunities for themselves to serve as business strategists and catalysts.
Enhancing decision quality in capital planning
How capital is allocated is among the most strategically important decisions associated with an organization’s success and sustainability.
Sustaining analytics: Deliver hindsight, insight and foresight
Analytics is on the forefront of the C-suite's agenda these days. Operating in today's complex, highly regulated business environment, leaders can no longer just "trust their gut."
A fresh look at the age-old challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting
If planning, budgeting and forecasting aren't delivering the value your business expects, it may be time for a good scrubbing. But don't throw them out.
The strategic cost model: Linking strategy and costs for improved decision making
A strategic cost model is the foundation for change, and focuses reporting on understanding performance drivers linked to strategy.