Tools & techniques

Tools & techniques

Tools & techniques

A hammer and a nail are a couple of tools suitable to respond to the need to hang a picture on the wall.

The fact that we could hit and hurt one of our fingers rounds between 80% and 90% of cases. However, despite this, do we consider remove the hammer as a suitable tool for responding to our need? Widely the answer is always, NO! In fact we still continue using the hammer as an appropriate tool, but now, we use it with ''more carefully''! More carefully''? What we do now it is change the way we hit the nail with the hammer, and even the manner we hold the hammer. In this second attempt taps on the nail are more frequently. Each tap we apply less force, and the distance between the head striking the hammer and the nail head is closer; even we tend to hold the hammer by placing our hand closer to the hammer head than to the base of the handle.

What is what we have learnt from this practical lesson on the experience of life, and that turns out to be transferable to all those corporate executives obsessed with knowing and mastering management tools to solve their daily business problems?

Coming back to our example of the hammer and the nail, and while both at a first and a second attempt we have used the same tool, the hammer; what we have changed in the second attempt it has not been the tools themselves (hammer and nail), but rather the use of the technique. We can assure that is by means of that twist that ''the key to address our problem without'' harming ourselves in the attempt, does not rest upon the practical knowledge of the use of the tool itself, but rather to discern from the wide variety of techniques available to apply upon, that which turns out to be the most effective technique to be applied upon the tool thus to give us an efficient outcome to our company´s particular situation.

Therefore we are great believers in asserting that improving the competitive position of companies does not rest just upon how to used, in a standardised way, the more than 68 existing tools designed to assist managers in their decisions making process; but, first to be able to identify the appropriate tool to the specific situation of the company, second to know the different applicable techniques upon such a tool, third, select the most appropriate technique for each specific company case, and last, but certainly not least, be aware that there is no standard method in which the tools get deployed sequentially to respond to a specific business challenge; but every method is built unique to each company.

For more than five decades, leading management consulting firms have helped leaders around the world to discover new perspectives on the problems facing business and society.

To commemorate this contribution, at Brodgar & Mulligan we have created this section where we will revisit most well-known management tools as well as in the display of new ones of our own creation.


Enterprise Competitiveness

The Soft-landing Approach Tool ®

By making use of our tool, we will train managers on the field of landing in international markets. Our approach tool consists of a series of modules that can be arranged as wish, so that each training course fits any individual needs. 

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The Value Creation & Value Capture Tool ®

This is one of our most remarkable analysis tools; a 2 by 2 matrix. By means of this tool, marketing managers, business directors, business owners and entrepreneurs will face perhaps one of the most relevant facets in the management field. This is, the quadrant I am in with regards the variables of value creation and vaue capture.

We entitle managers to see the quadrant they are in within the matrix and how to relocate by means of modifying their business models and value proposition, so to deploy a more effective market and sales strategies.
 

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The CIBS Tool ®

Initially aligned to CEOs and business directors, this tools targets the foundations of the reasons by which in each and every country business is performed differently. 

When it comes to deal in foreign markets, managers often puzzle themselves wondering how to perform business effectively. Doing business is rather opposite in almost every country.

This tool entitles managers to understand the foundations of those differences so to engage more productively. 

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The Value Capture Assessment Tool ®

This tool is followed up by our value creation & value capture tool. By means of this assessment tool, marketing managers, business directors, business owners and entrepreneurs will be enabled to address perhaps one of the most relevant facets in the management field.

This tools trains managers to see where and how to modify their business models and value proposition in order to deploy a more effective market and sales strategies.
 

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The Three Basquets Tool ®

The goal of this tool is to make clear to managers how competitive a selected number of their products/services are.

This tools is loaded with our unique technique which gives rapid response to managers and a clear picture on the degree of competitiveness of their products/services.

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The Onion Layers Tool ®

This is one of our most acclaimed decision making tools whereby managers balance each competitive product/service against two variables: Its desire to purchase, and its industrial cost structure.

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Government Innovation & New Forms of Governance

The RIS Equaliser Tool ®

Governments and policy makers around Countries, States and/or Regions tends to develop and organize their institutions to build an specific and unique regional innovation system, to thereby attract and enhance the activities of companies in the sectors they consider decisive for the grow of the welfare of their economy.

The equaliser turns out to be the ultimate tool that allows such policy makers determine the stage of their current regional innovation systems by measuring (1) the number of relevant and non-relevant institutions, (2) the degree of development of each, at the level of individual effect, (3) the level of interaction between those relevant, (4) the level of overall effect according to the selected sectors. From here every policy maker can proceed to establish new economic-industrial-social development policies.

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The Ecotoxicology Tool ®

We assist policy makers at designing and implementing an effective business & entrepreneurial ecosystem either at very local, provincial, regional and/or state level.
Policy makers will also be capable of evaluating the health and effectives of their current ecosystem at any wished governmental level they were in.

Our ecotoxicology tool entitles policy makers to determine the degree of toxicity every ecosystem may evolve into after a certain period of time unless certain arrangements are set in place during its existence.
 

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The CM4F Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to design competition models and government systems capable to enhance country´s organisational capabilities.
All this raises awareness to policy makers upon the fact of how relevant the speed a country operates and evolves is as an unquestionable precedent when it comes to design any competition model. Something quite often overlooked!
 

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The CDp4 Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to benchmark their country´s competitive public policies against those of the world best countries, in a certain number of chosen dimensions.

We partner with the world most well known institutions to provide policy makers with the latest countries competitiveness reports, so that we can train policy makers to break down every country’s dimensions and understand every hidden secretly build distinctiveness.
 

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Training & Education

The RIS Equaliser Tool ®

Governments and policy makers around Countries, States and/or Regions tends to develop and organize their institutions to build an specific and unique regional innovation system, to thereby attract and enhance the activities of companies in the sectors they consider decisive for the grow of the welfare of their economy.

The equaliser turns out to be the ultimate tool that allows such policy makers determine the stage of their current regional innovation systems by measuring (1) the number of relevant and non-relevant institutions, (2) the degree of development of each, at the level of individual effect, (3) the level of interaction between those relevant, (4) the level of overall effect according to the selected sectors. From here every policy maker can proceed to establish new economic-industrial-social development policies.

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The Value Creation & Value Capture Tool ®

This is one of our most remarkable analysis tools; a 2 by 2 matrix. By means of this tool, marketing managers, business directors, business owners and entrepreneurs will face perhaps one of the most relevant facets in the management field. This is, the quadrant I am in with regards the variables of value creation and vaue capture.

We entitle managers to see the quadrant they are in within the matrix and how to relocate by means of modifying their business models and value proposition, so to deploy a more effective market and sales strategies.
 

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Our training methodology oriented to Universities and B-schools ®

We have built a set of training contents always supported by a set of our own developed tools. Contents and tools have been deliberately arranged under a certain rhythm and together with our own techniques, so that, we have conformed an unique teaching methodology. This is, and unique experience for the students. 

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The Ecotoxicology Tool ®

We assist policy makers at designing and implementing an effective business & entrepreneurial ecosystem either at very local, provincial, regional and/or state level.
Policy makers will also be capable of evaluating the health and effectives of their current ecosystem at any wished governmental level they were in.

Our ecotoxicology tool entitles policy makers to determine the degree of toxicity every ecosystem may evolve into after a certain period of time unless certain arrangements are set in place during its existence.
 

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The CIBS Tool ®

Initially aligned to CEOs and business directors, this tools targets the foundations of the reasons by which in each and every country business is performed differently. 

When it comes to deal in foreign markets, managers often puzzle themselves wondering how to perform business effectively. Doing business is rather opposite in almost every country.

This tool entitles managers to understand the foundations of those differences so to engage more productively. 

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The CM4F Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to design competition models and government systems capable to enhance country´s organisational capabilities.
All this raises awareness to policy makers upon the fact of how relevant the speed a country operates and evolves is as an unquestionable precedent when it comes to design any competition model. Something quite often overlooked!
 

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The CDp4 Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to benchmark their country´s competitive public policies against those of the world best countries, in a certain number of chosen dimensions.

We partner with the world most well known institutions to provide policy makers with the latest countries competitiveness reports, so that we can train policy makers to break down every country’s dimensions and understand every hidden secretly build distinctiveness.
 

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The Value Capture Assessment Tool ®

This tool is followed up by our value creation & value capture tool. By means of this assessment tool, marketing managers, business directors, business owners and entrepreneurs will be enabled to address perhaps one of the most relevant facets in the management field.

This tools trains managers to see where and how to modify their business models and value proposition in order to deploy a more effective market and sales strategies.
 

More information?

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The Three Basquets Tool ®

The goal of this tool is to make clear to managers how competitive a selected number of their products/services are.

This tools is loaded with our unique technique which gives rapid response to managers and a clear picture on the degree of competitiveness of their products/services.

More information?

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The Onion Layers Tool ®

This is one of our most acclaimed decision making tools whereby managers balance each competitive product/service against two variables: Its desire to purchase, and its industrial cost structure.

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Enterprise Competitiveness

The Soft-landing Approach Tool ®

By making use of our tool, we will train managers on the field of landing in international markets. Our approach tool consists of a series of modules that can be arranged as wish, so that each training course fits any individual needs. 

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The Strategic Positioning Mini-audit Tool ®

This other of our most acclaimed tools.

Under the format of a 2 by 2 matrix, this tool assists managers with a clear picture of how well strategically positioned is their company according to two main variables: (i) strategic marketing and (ii) salesforce performance.

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The AAL Approach Tool ®

This tool is superb for all those interested in determing their firm´s status with regards the three main foundation elements prior to consider any innovation procedure.

This tool trains managers on how to identify and avoid the three main reasons why innovation fails in any organisation. In the case any of these three reasons applies already to an organisation, the tool also entitles managers to redirect their approach towards innovation.

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The CWIC Tool ®

This tool will train any person responsible for the setting of the strategy and the future directions of the organisation to SEE, UNDERSTAND and ENFORCE how to reposition the organisation within the market forces by means of reconfigure the supply chain the organisation belongs to whether on the basis of technology, trends or capabilities.

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The Entrepreneurship Policy Map ®

This tool enables entrepreneurs and international business managers, of either SMEs as larger firms, to choose from a shortlist of world´s best incubator/accelerator. The course will assist you to understand the reasons why mainly intangible aspects are decisive to choose one location against another.

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The Spin-off Methodology Approach ®

This tool targets managers interested in diversifying their businesses by following a quite unrelated strategy and therefore the practice of the spin-off is the best that applies. Our approach is a step-by-step formula where we do not leave any loose ends.
You will be surprised to notice all the elements you overlooked in the past.
 

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The Innovation Strategy Analysis - Mini Audit Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers on the basis so to understand the issues behind any and every single question of this mini audit test, and just in this way they can keep a global perspective in order to design and implement frameworks to drive strategic innovation while protecting and enhancing their national and regional business systems.

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The BAU Approach Tool ®

This tool emphasises that certain methodologies oriented to improve productivity have nothing to do with the development and implementation of an innovation culture.

The course trains managers how to deploy a culture of innovation within your organisation as “Business as Usual” (BAU). 

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Our three days strategic planning & decision making process. ®

We have developed this three half-day strategic planning & decision making process training specially for the managers of those SMEs for which time is crucial, and therefore to assist managers in establishing a new and relevant process as to provide them with a clear picture of their organisation.

We hand them a set of tools and technique replicable on the years to follow.  

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My Great Little Notebook ®

This is one of our most acclaimed tools. Business managers, business directors, business owners, CEOs and line managers ask for our notebook everytime they have in mind to start with a strategic thinking process.

The series of techniques we deploy upon the tool is what it makes this tool so powerfull. Therefore, we have created a unique methodology fast enough as to complete a brief strategic thinking process in less than a 4 working days.

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A method for the selection and priorisation of ideas ®

We are experiencing a "crisis of priorisation of ideas". Since speed + disruption makes modern businesses different, the current methods covering the entire process from the generation of the idea until the outcome of it are totally obsolete. In fact, the selection and the priorisation of ideas has never been as complicated as to date.
Since we are in the era of disruptive innovation, our newly design framework delivers a method to that end.
 

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The CIBS Tool ®

Initially aligned to CEOs and business directors, this tools targets the foundations of the reasons by which in each and every country business is performed differently. 

When it comes to deal in foreign markets, managers often puzzle themselves wondering how to perform business effectively. Doing business is rather opposite in almost every country.

This tool entitles managers to understand the foundations of those differences so to engage more productively. 

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Government Innovation & New Forms of Governance

The RIS Equaliser Tool ®

Governments and policy makers around Countries, States and/or Regions tends to develop and organize their institutions to build an specific and unique regional innovation system, to thereby attract and enhance the activities of companies in the sectors they consider decisive for the grow of the welfare of their economy.

The equaliser turns out to be the ultimate tool that allows such policy makers determine the stage of their current regional innovation systems by measuring (1) the number of relevant and non-relevant institutions, (2) the degree of development of each, at the level of individual effect, (3) the level of interaction between those relevant, (4) the level of overall effect according to the selected sectors. From here every policy maker can proceed to establish new economic-industrial-social development policies.

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The Regional Innovation Ecosystem Framework Tool ®

Together with the RIS equaliser tool, this tool becomes the “crown jewel” for any policy maker interested in setting to work on modelling his/her regional innovation ecosystems.

This very versatile tool entitles policy makers to frame and model a singular and distinctive regional innovation ecosystems according to the needs and requirements of the already located industries and sectors as of the ones interested in engaging.
 

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Our two days "country competitiveness & institutional strategic architecture formulation procedure". ®

This is one of our five stars training course on regional and country competitiveness. We present policy makers with the hidden clues behind every “easy to copy” best practice.

This two days course besides being a refresher it also gives these policy makers the opportunity to listen reflections and observations politically inappropriate but so mandatory to be heard.
 

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Our three days strategic planning & decision making process. ®

We have developed this three half-day strategic planning & decision making process training specially for the managers of those SMEs for which time is crucial, and therefore to assist managers in establishing a new and relevant process as to provide them with a clear picture of their organisation.

We hand them a set of tools and technique replicable on the years to follow.  

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The Intangible Metrics ®

It is quite easy to find good mentors as it is also to replicate all bells and whistles of any of the world´s best incubators/accelerators.

However, what it really matters and will make the difference are not all these bells and whistles, but the inner itself; all those intangible aspects out of sight and therefore extremely complicated to replicate. With regards to mentoring we cry out loud to heaven a program support based upon each and every entrepreneur´s measurable progress.

What’s really missing is the concept of providing on-going support; especially this support based upon each and every entrepreneur´s measurable progress. The key to it all is defining measurable progress, which, of course, varies from start-up to start-up.

Defining the metrics of a tailor-made measurable progress is where it lies the seed of every success.
 

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The Ecotoxicology Tool ®

We assist policy makers at designing and implementing an effective business & entrepreneurial ecosystem either at very local, provincial, regional and/or state level.
Policy makers will also be capable of evaluating the health and effectives of their current ecosystem at any wished governmental level they were in.

Our ecotoxicology tool entitles policy makers to determine the degree of toxicity every ecosystem may evolve into after a certain period of time unless certain arrangements are set in place during its existence.
 

More information?

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The CM4F Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to design competition models and government systems capable to enhance country´s organisational capabilities.
All this raises awareness to policy makers upon the fact of how relevant the speed a country operates and evolves is as an unquestionable precedent when it comes to design any competition model. Something quite often overlooked!
 

More information?

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The CDp4 Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to benchmark their country´s competitive public policies against those of the world best countries, in a certain number of chosen dimensions.

We partner with the world most well known institutions to provide policy makers with the latest countries competitiveness reports, so that we can train policy makers to break down every country’s dimensions and understand every hidden secretly build distinctiveness.
 

More information?

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Training & Education

The RIS Equaliser Tool ®

Governments and policy makers around Countries, States and/or Regions tends to develop and organize their institutions to build an specific and unique regional innovation system, to thereby attract and enhance the activities of companies in the sectors they consider decisive for the grow of the welfare of their economy.

The equaliser turns out to be the ultimate tool that allows such policy makers determine the stage of their current regional innovation systems by measuring (1) the number of relevant and non-relevant institutions, (2) the degree of development of each, at the level of individual effect, (3) the level of interaction between those relevant, (4) the level of overall effect according to the selected sectors. From here every policy maker can proceed to establish new economic-industrial-social development policies.

More information?

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The AAL Approach Tool ®

This tool is superb for all those interested in determing their firm´s status with regards the three main foundation elements prior to consider any innovation procedure.

This tool trains managers on how to identify and avoid the three main reasons why innovation fails in any organisation. In the case any of these three reasons applies already to an organisation, the tool also entitles managers to redirect their approach towards innovation.

More information?

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The CWIC Tool ®

This tool will train any person responsible for the setting of the strategy and the future directions of the organisation to SEE, UNDERSTAND and ENFORCE how to reposition the organisation within the market forces by means of reconfigure the supply chain the organisation belongs to whether on the basis of technology, trends or capabilities.

More information?

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The BAU Approach Tool ®

This tool emphasises that certain methodologies oriented to improve productivity have nothing to do with the development and implementation of an innovation culture.

The course trains managers how to deploy a culture of innovation within your organisation as “Business as Usual” (BAU). 

More information?

I have read and I accept the privacy policy * Please read and accept the privacy policy

Our two days "country competitiveness & institutional strategic architecture formulation procedure". ®

This is one of our five stars training course on regional and country competitiveness. We present policy makers with the hidden clues behind every “easy to copy” best practice.

This two days course besides being a refresher it also gives these policy makers the opportunity to listen reflections and observations politically inappropriate but so mandatory to be heard.
 

More information?

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Our three days strategic planning & decision making process. ®

We have developed this three half-day strategic planning & decision making process training specially for the managers of those SMEs for which time is crucial, and therefore to assist managers in establishing a new and relevant process as to provide them with a clear picture of their organisation.

We hand them a set of tools and technique replicable on the years to follow.  

More information?

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The Intangible Metrics ®

It is quite easy to find good mentors as it is also to replicate all bells and whistles of any of the world´s best incubators/accelerators.

However, what it really matters and will make the difference are not all these bells and whistles, but the inner itself; all those intangible aspects out of sight and therefore extremely complicated to replicate. With regards to mentoring we cry out loud to heaven a program support based upon each and every entrepreneur´s measurable progress.

What’s really missing is the concept of providing on-going support; especially this support based upon each and every entrepreneur´s measurable progress. The key to it all is defining measurable progress, which, of course, varies from start-up to start-up.

Defining the metrics of a tailor-made measurable progress is where it lies the seed of every success.
 

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A four day training course on any three of the most appealing tools ®

You choose any three of the most appealing tools you have seen on our menu list, and we design a four day traning course with your choice.

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A bespoke training program ®

The term "bespoke" as applied to fine tailoring is understood to have originated in Savile Row, in London, and came to mean a suit cut and made by hand. We do apply the same criteria when it comes to training.

Build your own training program by choosing ONE or as MANY tools as you wish from the menu displayed.

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My Great Little Notebook ®

This is one of our most acclaimed tools. Business managers, business directors, business owners, CEOs and line managers ask for our notebook everytime they have in mind to start with a strategic thinking process.

The series of techniques we deploy upon the tool is what it makes this tool so powerfull. Therefore, we have created a unique methodology fast enough as to complete a brief strategic thinking process in less than a 4 working days.

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The Ecotoxicology Tool ®

We assist policy makers at designing and implementing an effective business & entrepreneurial ecosystem either at very local, provincial, regional and/or state level.
Policy makers will also be capable of evaluating the health and effectives of their current ecosystem at any wished governmental level they were in.

Our ecotoxicology tool entitles policy makers to determine the degree of toxicity every ecosystem may evolve into after a certain period of time unless certain arrangements are set in place during its existence.
 

More information?

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The CIBS Tool ®

Initially aligned to CEOs and business directors, this tools targets the foundations of the reasons by which in each and every country business is performed differently. 

When it comes to deal in foreign markets, managers often puzzle themselves wondering how to perform business effectively. Doing business is rather opposite in almost every country.

This tool entitles managers to understand the foundations of those differences so to engage more productively. 

More information?

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The CM4F Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to design competition models and government systems capable to enhance country´s organisational capabilities.
All this raises awareness to policy makers upon the fact of how relevant the speed a country operates and evolves is as an unquestionable precedent when it comes to design any competition model. Something quite often overlooked!
 

More information?

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The CDp4 Tool ®

This tool trains policy makers to benchmark their country´s competitive public policies against those of the world best countries, in a certain number of chosen dimensions.

We partner with the world most well known institutions to provide policy makers with the latest countries competitiveness reports, so that we can train policy makers to break down every country’s dimensions and understand every hidden secretly build distinctiveness.
 

More information?

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