McKinsey & Co have consistently been at the forefront of corporate management and consultancy for decades; and after recently discovering their online publications, it is easy to see why. 

We have believed for a long time that operational optimization systems are the key to business improvement. This belief has driven our own product development of the Isoma system. McKinsey in particular highlight the importance of process mapping during M&A.

The first step is to identify the company’s highest-level business processes to determine where there are standardization opportunities across business units, geographies, and product categories.

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Change, whether that be through merger, acquisition, growth, or downsizing  -can lead to process confusion, and will impede a company’s ability to perform effectively. Operational optimization systems allow businesses to manage this.

By presenting the relevant process data straight to the user, these systems accelerate the change process – effectively laying out business processes for inspection and optimization – and make it much, much easier. This is why they are rapidly becoming the key tool in understanding,optimizing, and developing a business during the standardization phase. 

So in this instance we agree with McKinsey – change doesn’t have to be this difficult.