Forbes article: Why Fit Beats Best Practice

PwC’s study:

  • 77 % of fast growth companies show high alignment between their innovation and business strategies vs. only 32 % of slow growth companies.
  • 71 % of fast growth companies show high alignment between their company culture and innovation strategy vs. only 33.3 % of slow growth companies.

McKinsey:

  • highly aligned companies were six times more likely to be organizationally healthy than companies that were weakly aligned.
  • Focusing on all 37 management practices, according to McKinsey, is a guarantee for failure. Instead, companies should choose and implement a set of practices that fits well together.

“The simple conclusion that follows from these two studies is that *FIT* beats best practice.”

These numbers are a great support for the work we do at my company LeapFrog Systems. We focus on helping our clients improve and transform in their way.