COMPANIES FLOURISH WITH extraordinary energy and fade as energy wanes. The energy in Hot Spots can fuel innovation, which is fast becoming the core capability for organizational success, and ensure that best practices and ideas are incorporated into productivity improvements so that the company remains in the forefront. Hot Spot energy has the potential to trigger new ways of thinking about old problems and of revamping practices and processes to deliver superior services and products. The energy in a Hot Spot can, for example, fuel new ways of thinking about the cost base of a company that bring real insights around cost innovation. The energy of a Hot Spot can even lead us to reinvent the way we ...

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