Chapter 1Getting Your Finance Team Future Ready
This book outlines how finance teams can help their organizations by getting their team future ready. By future ready, I mean a finance team that is fast and light on its feet and able to react quickly to events as they unfold. A finance team that is nimble through utilizing world best practices, and is an advanced adopter of leading-edge technologies. Finally, a future-ready finance team embraces modern people practices, abandons the ill-conceived management practices of the past, and is thus able to retain its talented staff.
Many finance teams are far from being future ready. How many finance teams today have:
- Fully embraced all the lean finance team practices?
- An annual planning process that helps their organization prepare for the unexpected?
- Successfully adopted the tried and tested leading-edge technologies available in the twenty-first century?
A BURNING PLATFORM?
Many finance teams spend long frustrated hours ...
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