Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out more >

The 2015 Chief Digital Officer Study

Strategy& analyzed data and interviews from the world's top companies to better understand the evolving role of today's CDO.

explore the study >


Fit for Growth

Strategy&’s approach to transforming your company’s performance and accelerating growth.

find out more >

Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& LLC in the United States.

Strategy&: Changing the game

PwC’s Strategy&: Changing the game for our clients

Strategy& combines Booz & Company’s legacy of practical strategy with the experience, breadth, and depth of the PwC network to form the first truly Strategy-through-Execution consulting team.

learn more >

A career at Strategy& brings a world of possibilities

Imagine a place where some of the smartest people tackle the most critical issues confronting business leaders around the world. 

see where a career at Strategy& can take you >

The 3G effect
February 5, 2016  
Aggressive cost cutting alone has not driven profit growth for everyone in the CPG sector. In our view, the answer lies in a strategic approach to cost management, one that will distinguish a company by differentiating the investments that build strength from the expenses that reduce agility.
2016 Oil and Gas Trends
January 21, 2016  
The oil and gas sector is going through one of the most transformative periods in its history. Navigating change of this scale will require smart, strategic judgment on the part of O&G company leaders.
SoundBite: Why strategy matters
January 19, 2016  
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
Bridging growth markets' voids
January 15, 2016  
Companies need to adapt their business models to overcome the institutional voids that characterize many growth markets today. This report by PwC’s Growth Markets Centre provides insight into several examples of companies that have sought to adapt new business models when expanding in growth markets.
M&A in the global automotive supply industry
January 14, 2016  
M&A in the global automotive supplier sector occurred at an unprecedented level in 2015, according to the Strategy& seventh annual “Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry” report. The authors believe the M&A boom in the supplier industry still has room to grow and deliver significant returns on investment.
OrgDNA: The key to unlocking your company's potential
December 22, 2015  
A company's strategy is only as good as its ability to execute it. Organizational DNA — a concept and approach developed over more than a decade by Strategy& — explains why some organizations consistently deliver while others fall short. Take our brief survey to find out in minutes if your organization has the right stuff.
Winning in China's changing economy
December 16, 2015  
China’s markets can continue to be highly rewarding for companies that manage complexity well. We believe every company needs to develop a complexity management strategy, one that by definition is highly customized to each participant.
Strategy& Foresight: 3 questions to ask yourself about your growth strategy
December 2, 2015  
This issue of Strategy& Foresight focuses on helping you take charge of your growth strategy. See our latest research and leading insights selected by our leaders Leslie Moeller and Dr. Joachim Rotering.
How CPG companies can tame volatility in commodity prices
December 1, 2015  
Consumer packaged goods companies that rely on agricultural produce, oil, metals, and other raw materials need an end-to-end approach to managing commodity costs and product pricing — something we call comprehensive value management.
Creating value in Africa
November 17, 2015  
The 2015 Digital IQ Survey identified 10 critical capabilities that correlate with stronger financial performance. Those organizations that embraced these attributes - our Digital IQ® leaders - were twice as likely to achieve more rapid revenue and profit growth as the laggards in our study.
Creating value in Africa
November 4, 2015  
Africa’s markets are too diverse for one business model to be successful everywhere. Companies venturing in can pick the markets that are most suitable by being more conscious of their own distinct capabilities, and by adding new capabilities that will complement them.
The 2015 Global Innovation 1000
October 27, 2015  
For the 11th year, Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, examined the R&D footprint of some of the world's top companies. We look at how much they are spending on R&D, where, and how that spend has shifted since our last study on this topic in 2008.
Episode 51: Deals that work
October 14, 2015  
Strategy&'s J Neely and John Jullens discuss the insights from our study "Deals That Win." Focused on the role of capabilities in M&A, the study reveals that achieving a capabilities fit in deals matters more than ever.
Health systems and the IT transformation imperative
October 9, 2015  
Health systems chief information officers must find the right balance between running the existing business and building new capabilities to help the business grow and adapt.
Mobilizing the field
September 28, 2015  
Mobility is more than just smartphones. It's about using technology comprehensively — across the back office, on the job site, and in how the equipment is put together — to become more effective as an organization.
Connected Car Study 2015
September 16, 2015  
Over the next five years, the connected car could disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem.
How merchants and payment providers can win in a digital world
September 15, 2015  
The Strategy& 2015 Consumer Payments Survey, conducted with the Electronic Transactions Association, looks at the implications of digital commerce and how merchants and payment providers can work together to create the best possible customer experience.
What if you don't have access to big data?
September 10, 2015  
Companies with limited access to analytics can still find information to improve their operational efficiency.
Strategies for supplying the global power industry
September 2, 2015  
As the power industry navigates an era of unprecedented change, companies that supply utilities must adapt by rethinking their product and service portfolios, expanding their geographic reach, and improving their efficiency.
s+b turns 20
August 31, 2015  
With its Autumn 2015 issue, strategy+business celebrated its 20th anniversary and brings you the entire history of management ideas in one interactive tool.
PwC positioned as a leader in enterprise architecture services
August 17, 2015  
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Service Providers report Q1, 2015 (Forrester Research) notes that "PwC has developed its EA practice around its own suite of frameworks, including a transformation life cycle, a strategy framework, an operating model framework, an architecture delivery framework, and industry-specific reference operating models."
Gartner names PwC as a leader in enterprise architecture consultancies
August 10, 2015  
See why Gartner positioned PwC as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture.
Virtual health
July 27, 2015  
Successful virtual health strategies will help health systems achieve four important business objectives: better outcomes, improved access and patient experience, reduced costs, and revenue growth.
Staking Your Claim in the Healthcare Gold Rush
July 20, 2015  
Revolutionary changes in the delivery, financing, and management of healthcare present a choice: Do you want to be a gold miner or a bartender?
Infographic: Deals that win
July 14, 2015  
Twelve years of data show that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns. See for yourself what the benefits are in conducting deals that are capabilities-driven.
Serving the connected consumer of the future
June 23, 2015  
A joint Strategy& and Electronic Transactions Association survey recently studied 1000+ consumers, 25+ merchants, and 50+ payments executives to understand consumer and merchant pain points and overlay against payment providers perception of the market.
Healthcare providers take on the payor role
May 28, 2015  
U.S. healthcare networks are struggling with the decision of whether to acquire the insurance component of the healthcare system so that they can manage both the care and the risk. The strategy for providers depends largely on the market.
The digital future of creative Europe
May 21, 2015  
Digitization and the internet are often named as the root causes for some of the creative industries’ biggest problems - but a report released by Strategy&, and commissioned by Google Inc., has found that the vast majority of all growth generated in today’s creative industries is digital.
find out more about right-sourcing the value chain in banking
May 7, 2015  
For banks, the reduced costs from outsourcing have run their course. Given regulatory changes and the threat from new market entrants, they will likely need a new approach: right-sourcing. A five-step process can help them strategically identify and pursue the right solution.
watch the video about opportunities in adversity
April 23, 2015  
Alison Baker, Head of UK Oil and Gas at PwC, and Viren Doshi, Head of Oil and Gas at Strategy&, look at the lessons that should be learned from previous price dips and the opportunities now open to firms as they navigate the volatile road ahead.
learn more about the Global Information Technology Report
April 15, 2015  
Developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies to drive social and economic transformation, according to the 2015 edition of the World Economic Forum's report produced with the support of Strategy&.
The 2014 Study of CEOs, Governance, and Success
April 14, 2015  
This is the 15th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we’ve assessed how much progress companies have made toward better CEO succession planning and how much value some companies are leaving on the table with poor planning.
find out more about how leadership accelerates transformation success
April 8, 2015  
The rapid pace of change is forcing companies to make large-scale transformations affecting every aspect of their business more frequently than ever. Companies need a distinctive transformation capability that will enable them to carry out companywide change on a regular basis.
find our more about New commercial pharma models
April 7, 2015  
Strategy& recently surveyed pharma executives across the U.S. and Europe to determine the extent to which new commercial models had been deployed, what lessons had been learned, and which elements executives consider worth investing in going forward.
March 25, 2015  
What must consumer goods companies do to develop a coherent approach to their portfolios? How can transactions further a coherence strategy, and exactly how should consumer goods companies design or tune their M&A efforts to maximize coherence?
March 18, 2015  
"PwC is well regarded worldwide by business consulting customers that view it as overall the most capable firm at helping them improve operational efficiency," the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting Services 2015 Vendor Assessment report said.
March 9, 2015  
As the capital markets landscape changes, the market for post-trade services has come of age and represents a real opportunity for firms to generate stable and sustainable returns.
March 2, 2015  
Pharmaceutical companies face a major challenge that threatens reimbursement and value capture: The potential disruption from real world evidence (RWE) as a factor in evaluating new drugs.
February 17, 2015  
Today’s airports are coming under increasing pressure to deliver profit in spite of growing complexity across their business. They now need to focus their operating expenses and investments on the capability areas that matter most. Read about the challenges and the opportunities in our latest report: "Airport operators quest for efficiency."
February 3, 2015  
Paul Leinwand, Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He also explores the role of M&A as a growth driver for these organizations.
January 20, 2015  
How are chief executives thinking about growth in a world without boundaries? Find out in PwC’s latest annual CEO survey.

 

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A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
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A leading international telecom company, in anticipation of its expansion into eight international markets, was looking for a more strategic and systematic approach to allocating its marketing spend across geographies. Find out how we helped design its systems, dashboards, and analytics.
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In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

Our clients and our work

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

read more >

 

Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out more >

The 2015 Chief Digital Officer Study

Strategy& analyzed data and interviews from the world's top companies to better understand the evolving role of today's CDO.

explore the study >


Fit for Growth

Strategy&’s approach to transforming your company’s performance and accelerating growth.

find out more >

Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& LLC in the United States.

Strategy&: Changing the game

PwC’s Strategy&: Changing the game for our clients

Strategy& combines Booz & Company’s legacy of practical strategy with the experience, breadth, and depth of the PwC network to form the first truly Strategy-through-Execution consulting team.

learn more >

A career at Strategy& brings a world of possibilities

Imagine a place where some of the smartest people tackle the most critical issues confronting business leaders around the world. 

see where a career at Strategy& can take you >

 

What’s new

The 3G effect
February 5, 2016  
Aggressive cost cutting alone has not driven profit growth for everyone in the CPG sector. In our view, the answer lies in a strategic approach to cost management, one that will distinguish a company by differentiating the investments that build strength from the expenses that reduce agility.
2016 Oil and Gas Trends
January 21, 2016  
The oil and gas sector is going through one of the most transformative periods in its history. Navigating change of this scale will require smart, strategic judgment on the part of O&G company leaders.
SoundBite: Why strategy matters
January 19, 2016  
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
Bridging growth markets' voids
January 15, 2016  
Companies need to adapt their business models to overcome the institutional voids that characterize many growth markets today. This report by PwC’s Growth Markets Centre provides insight into several examples of companies that have sought to adapt new business models when expanding in growth markets.
M&A in the global automotive supply industry
January 14, 2016  
M&A in the global automotive supplier sector occurred at an unprecedented level in 2015, according to the Strategy& seventh annual “Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry” report. The authors believe the M&A boom in the supplier industry still has room to grow and deliver significant returns on investment.
OrgDNA: The key to unlocking your company's potential
December 22, 2015  
A company's strategy is only as good as its ability to execute it. Organizational DNA — a concept and approach developed over more than a decade by Strategy& — explains why some organizations consistently deliver while others fall short. Take our brief survey to find out in minutes if your organization has the right stuff.
Winning in China's changing economy
December 16, 2015  
China’s markets can continue to be highly rewarding for companies that manage complexity well. We believe every company needs to develop a complexity management strategy, one that by definition is highly customized to each participant.
Strategy& Foresight: 3 questions to ask yourself about your growth strategy
December 2, 2015  
This issue of Strategy& Foresight focuses on helping you take charge of your growth strategy. See our latest research and leading insights selected by our leaders Leslie Moeller and Dr. Joachim Rotering.
How CPG companies can tame volatility in commodity prices
December 1, 2015  
Consumer packaged goods companies that rely on agricultural produce, oil, metals, and other raw materials need an end-to-end approach to managing commodity costs and product pricing — something we call comprehensive value management.
Creating value in Africa
November 17, 2015  
The 2015 Digital IQ Survey identified 10 critical capabilities that correlate with stronger financial performance. Those organizations that embraced these attributes - our Digital IQ® leaders - were twice as likely to achieve more rapid revenue and profit growth as the laggards in our study.
Creating value in Africa
November 4, 2015  
Africa’s markets are too diverse for one business model to be successful everywhere. Companies venturing in can pick the markets that are most suitable by being more conscious of their own distinct capabilities, and by adding new capabilities that will complement them.
The 2015 Global Innovation 1000
October 27, 2015  
For the 11th year, Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, examined the R&D footprint of some of the world's top companies. We look at how much they are spending on R&D, where, and how that spend has shifted since our last study on this topic in 2008.
Episode 51: Deals that work
October 14, 2015  
Strategy&'s J Neely and John Jullens discuss the insights from our study "Deals That Win." Focused on the role of capabilities in M&A, the study reveals that achieving a capabilities fit in deals matters more than ever.
Health systems and the IT transformation imperative
October 9, 2015  
Health systems chief information officers must find the right balance between running the existing business and building new capabilities to help the business grow and adapt.
Mobilizing the field
September 28, 2015  
Mobility is more than just smartphones. It's about using technology comprehensively — across the back office, on the job site, and in how the equipment is put together — to become more effective as an organization.
Connected Car Study 2015
September 16, 2015  
Over the next five years, the connected car could disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem.
How merchants and payment providers can win in a digital world
September 15, 2015  
The Strategy& 2015 Consumer Payments Survey, conducted with the Electronic Transactions Association, looks at the implications of digital commerce and how merchants and payment providers can work together to create the best possible customer experience.
What if you don't have access to big data?
September 10, 2015  
Companies with limited access to analytics can still find information to improve their operational efficiency.
Strategies for supplying the global power industry
September 2, 2015  
As the power industry navigates an era of unprecedented change, companies that supply utilities must adapt by rethinking their product and service portfolios, expanding their geographic reach, and improving their efficiency.
s+b turns 20
August 31, 2015  
With its Autumn 2015 issue, strategy+business celebrated its 20th anniversary and brings you the entire history of management ideas in one interactive tool.
PwC positioned as a leader in enterprise architecture services
August 17, 2015  
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Service Providers report Q1, 2015 (Forrester Research) notes that "PwC has developed its EA practice around its own suite of frameworks, including a transformation life cycle, a strategy framework, an operating model framework, an architecture delivery framework, and industry-specific reference operating models."
Gartner names PwC as a leader in enterprise architecture consultancies
August 10, 2015  
See why Gartner positioned PwC as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture.
Virtual health
July 27, 2015  
Successful virtual health strategies will help health systems achieve four important business objectives: better outcomes, improved access and patient experience, reduced costs, and revenue growth.
Staking Your Claim in the Healthcare Gold Rush
July 20, 2015  
Revolutionary changes in the delivery, financing, and management of healthcare present a choice: Do you want to be a gold miner or a bartender?
Infographic: Deals that win
July 14, 2015  
Twelve years of data show that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns. See for yourself what the benefits are in conducting deals that are capabilities-driven.
Serving the connected consumer of the future
June 23, 2015  
A joint Strategy& and Electronic Transactions Association survey recently studied 1000+ consumers, 25+ merchants, and 50+ payments executives to understand consumer and merchant pain points and overlay against payment providers perception of the market.
Healthcare providers take on the payor role
May 28, 2015  
U.S. healthcare networks are struggling with the decision of whether to acquire the insurance component of the healthcare system so that they can manage both the care and the risk. The strategy for providers depends largely on the market.
The digital future of creative Europe
May 21, 2015  
Digitization and the internet are often named as the root causes for some of the creative industries’ biggest problems - but a report released by Strategy&, and commissioned by Google Inc., has found that the vast majority of all growth generated in today’s creative industries is digital.
find out more about right-sourcing the value chain in banking
May 7, 2015  
For banks, the reduced costs from outsourcing have run their course. Given regulatory changes and the threat from new market entrants, they will likely need a new approach: right-sourcing. A five-step process can help them strategically identify and pursue the right solution.
watch the video about opportunities in adversity
April 23, 2015  
Alison Baker, Head of UK Oil and Gas at PwC, and Viren Doshi, Head of Oil and Gas at Strategy&, look at the lessons that should be learned from previous price dips and the opportunities now open to firms as they navigate the volatile road ahead.
learn more about the Global Information Technology Report
April 15, 2015  
Developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies to drive social and economic transformation, according to the 2015 edition of the World Economic Forum's report produced with the support of Strategy&.
The 2014 Study of CEOs, Governance, and Success
April 14, 2015  
This is the 15th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we’ve assessed how much progress companies have made toward better CEO succession planning and how much value some companies are leaving on the table with poor planning.
find out more about how leadership accelerates transformation success
April 8, 2015  
The rapid pace of change is forcing companies to make large-scale transformations affecting every aspect of their business more frequently than ever. Companies need a distinctive transformation capability that will enable them to carry out companywide change on a regular basis.
find our more about New commercial pharma models
April 7, 2015  
Strategy& recently surveyed pharma executives across the U.S. and Europe to determine the extent to which new commercial models had been deployed, what lessons had been learned, and which elements executives consider worth investing in going forward.
March 25, 2015  
What must consumer goods companies do to develop a coherent approach to their portfolios? How can transactions further a coherence strategy, and exactly how should consumer goods companies design or tune their M&A efforts to maximize coherence?
March 18, 2015  
"PwC is well regarded worldwide by business consulting customers that view it as overall the most capable firm at helping them improve operational efficiency," the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting Services 2015 Vendor Assessment report said.
March 9, 2015  
As the capital markets landscape changes, the market for post-trade services has come of age and represents a real opportunity for firms to generate stable and sustainable returns.
March 2, 2015  
Pharmaceutical companies face a major challenge that threatens reimbursement and value capture: The potential disruption from real world evidence (RWE) as a factor in evaluating new drugs.
February 17, 2015  
Today’s airports are coming under increasing pressure to deliver profit in spite of growing complexity across their business. They now need to focus their operating expenses and investments on the capability areas that matter most. Read about the challenges and the opportunities in our latest report: "Airport operators quest for efficiency."
February 3, 2015  
Paul Leinwand, Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He also explores the role of M&A as a growth driver for these organizations.
January 20, 2015  
How are chief executives thinking about growth in a world without boundaries? Find out in PwC’s latest annual CEO survey.

 

Our people

Strategy&'s professionals around the globe have helped many of the world’s leading institutions solve some of their toughest problems, and capture their greatest opportunities. Our people are committed to our clients’ success, focused on helping you achieve essential advantage.

Fadi Majdalani is the leader of Strategy&'s Engineered Products and Services practice in the Middle East. His work has included strategy-based transformation programs for regional airlines, national postal operators, and railway operators.
John Plansky
John Plansky is an expert in the restructuring of the global Information Technology function to enhance value for financial institutions and leads Fit for Growth projects for clients in the financial services industry.
Barry Jaruzelski
Barry Jaruzelski specializes in corporate and product strategy and the transformation of core innovation processes for high technology and industrial clients. He was singled out as one of Consulting magazine's Top 25 Consultants of 2013.
Vinay Couto
Vinay Couto leads global shared services and outsourcing advisory work, specializing in Fit for Growth transformations. He has worked with clients across a variety of industries and is a three-time recipient of Strategy&'s Professional Excellence Award.
Christopher Vollmer focuses on developing digital businesses and innovative user experiences for leading companies across media, technology and consumer marketing. He was named a top 10 global digital marketing influencer by Forbes Insights and Appinions.
Earl Simpkins is a Partner in Strategy&’s Energy, Chemicals, and Utilities practice. His expertise includes corporate and business-unit strategy, regulatory strategy, performance management and strategy-based transformation.
Sarah Butler
Sarah Butler is Managing Director of Strategy&, Greater China. Based in Asia-Pacific for more than 20 years, she brings a wealth of global and local expertise in helping clients succeed in China.

 

Client impact

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

Working together to plan and execute EPM's unique growth journey
Our work helping to plan out and execute a growth strategy for Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), a major South American multi-utility provider, shows how joint PwC and Strategy& teams are collaborating to solve complex problems and deliver great results for clients.
Transformative cost reduction for a regional health system
A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
U.S. Navy design for affordability
In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

 

strategy+business

Thought leadership and management magazine published by Strategy&.

Please explore our extensive coverage of business strategy, organizational leadership, and the trends underneath everyday business news headlines. Our purpose is to illuminate the complex choices that leaders face — in corporate strategy, marketing, operations, human capital, public presence, governance, and other domains — and the impact of their decisions.