TFTF | Aug 17, 2020


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


Issue #37


Aug 17, 2020

1

The Next Normal in Retail: Charting a Path Forward

In the last few months, demand for discretionary products has dropped by 35% and increased by 17% for non-discretionary products. Online shopping has increased by 20%. This makes it clear that the retailers should rethink their strategies to sustain. So, how do they go about it?

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/retail/our-insights/the-next-normal-in-retail-charting-a-path-forward#:~:text=To%20succeed%20after%20COVID%2D19,bold%20moves%20to%20transform%20themselves. ]

2

Eight Ways ASEAN Consumer Habits will Change by 2030

Over the next decade, ASEAN will become the fourth-largest economy with $4 Tn consumer market. 2x increase in consumer spending driven by the middle-class boom and many of ASEAN’s new consumer class will buy their first luxury product, among the top changes anticipated. What more to expect?

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.bain.com/insights/eight-ways-asean-consumer-habits-will-change-by-2030-shaped-by-covid-19-tech-and-more-wef/ ]

3

The Workforce Management Guide to an Operations Reboot

With operations rebooting post lockdown and constantly changing guidelines by health authorities, Strategies should be developed to balance both safety and productivity at the workplace. More on how workforce management to play a role in this reboot.

[ Kronos > Full report here :

https://www.kronos.in/resources/workforce-management-guide-operations-reboot ]

4

Delve Deeper into Changing Organisational Culture and Mindset

Although 57% of organizations reported a decline in business performance due to COVID, about 44% of the companies saw an improvement in employee productivity, and the organization’s culture had a direct impact on this outcome. More on how culture played a crucial role & what can we learn from them.

[ Deloitte > Full report here:

https://www2.deloitte.com/in/en/pages/human-capital/articles/delve-deeper-into-changing-organisational-culture-and-mindset.html ]

5

Avoid Making This Strategic Mistake in a Recession

Cutting cost has become a central focus of most business’s efforts due to pandemic. Many strategists might think it is wise to change strategies by moving towards cost leadership from product differentiation. But is it going to increase the chance of survival? Not really!

[ Harvard Business Review > Full report here:

https://hbr.org/2020/07/avoid-making-this-strategic-mistake-in-a-recession#:~:text=First%2C%20do%20not%20try%20to,costs%20quickly%2C%20to%20a%20point. ]

6

European PE break down – Q2 2020

European PE deal activity slowed down considerably in Q2 2020 and have plunged to their lowest quarterly figures since Q3 2013 and Q4 2016. 650 transactions closed in the second quarter of the year for a total of €79.8 billion—YoY decreases of 31.5% and 18.7%, respectively. Know more.

[ PitchBook > Full report here:

https://pitchbook.com/news/reports/q2-2020-european-pe-breakdown ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.