Only about a fifth of companies are well-positioned to achieve sustainable growth, write Booz & Co. researchers Ashok Divakaran and Vinay Couto. It's possible for the rest to improve, but only if they're honest about the challenges they face. "Making improvements requires a clear-headedness about one's strengths and weaknesses, an understanding of the links to performance, and the development of a detailed plan of attack," Divakaran and Couto write.

Related Summaries