Perspective Newsletter


If you would like to receive Perspective - our monthly newsletter – which brings you all of our latest news and views as well as interviews and opinion pieces then please follow the link below...

Read more

Study unveils growing use of shared services

26 April 2011

An increasing number of companies are using shared services to improve organisational processes and boost their bottom line, new research has indicated.

The study from Deloitte, which polled 270 executives at global firms, noted an 11 per cent rise in the number of shared services centres per company since 2009.

"To fully leverage the value of shared services initiatives, companies need to align their approach with the broader business strategy," commented Susan Hogan, principal and service delivery transformation practice leader at the consulting firm.

She added that "change management elements such as communication, training and executive alignment" will be vital to the success of any shared services programme.

According to Deloitte's study, the proven success of shared services centres in the areas of finance, IT and procurement has seen their use expand into new functions such as real estate and legal.

Construction firm Balfour Beatty recently announced plans to create a £12 million shared services centre in the UK.

Odgers Interim are UK leaders in Interim Management solutions for the Commercial Sector. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Cardiff as well as over 50 offices globally. We are the only Interim Management providers who are part of a top tier international executive search firm. We work closely with our executive search colleagues to find candidates who can offer short term solutions with long term benefits.

Categories: Commercial


No comments have yet been posted, be the first to comment by using the form below: