“Companies that achieve “efficient growth” focus on building scale, not scope, into their cost structures.”
Controlling costs is not a new priority for modern CFOs, but today’s competitive pressures have finance leaders determined to translate their long-term growth plans to sustainable profitability. Finance leaders today distinguish themselves by the cost management practices they implement in their organization, because those decisions can have a tangible impact on shareholder returns and build the foundation for profitable growth. However, most CFOs are struggling to create the conditions for efficient growth due to widespread missteps in their cost management practices. Companies that successfully grow their top line while reducing costs focus on building and reinforcing the necessary scale in the cost structure to secure long-term profitable growth.