Case Study Bain & Company

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Case Study – Organizational Development of Bain & Company

July 2, 2012

Organizational Development of Bain & Company Bain & Co. Inc. (“Bain”) is a consulting corporation, established by Bill Bain and six former professionals from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 1973 to develop a strategy implementation that was markedly different from industry norms (Ormiston, 1990). According to Bill Bain, there were four problems he wanted to fix in the traditional consulting process specifically 1) short-term duration of projects with the report seen as the end product; 2) recommendations not supported by relevant data; 3) no follow-through on given recommendations and 4) performance metrics (i.e., Results of the recommendations) were mostly internal (peer reviews) not independent measures (Ormiston, 1990). Bain`s approach was to make a commitment to one company per sector/industry – refusing to work for competitors. In the 1990s, this strategy aided Bain in developing a deeper level of involvement with a limited number of clients. Sometimes, a customer had as many as fifty professionals working on all aspects of the business analysis (Harvard Business School Journal, 1990, pp. 95-96). The company de-emphasized the hype around the ‘report’, focusing instead on helping the client successfully execute policy recommendations. The results of these recommendations are judged by independent matrices such as the growth (or decline) of client`s stock prices when compared to industry indices (Ormiston, 1990). In relationship-consulting, as soon as a strong and effective client-consultant association occurs, factors that influence the new relationship include: 1) constant and open discussions, 2) mutual trust, 3) consultant`s excellent problem-solving skills, 4) good planning and strategy skills, 5) absolute confidentiality and 6) honesty feedback.…...

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