Strategy & Resource Planning
and communicating goals is the cornerstone of the management process.
Without a clear vision of the future, no manager can move his
organization ahead. Lexicon can help you to frame your goals and
communicate them within and beyond your organization.
systematic approach is to:
basic long-term goals;
courses of action to achieve those goals;
resources necessary for implementation;
you want to revise your present long-term strategy or wish to
develop a new one, Lexicon works with you to ensure that your
business activities move directly toward the realization of your
objectives. In the end, the systematically researched strategic
plan becomes your most valuable tool in reducing risk and maintaining
a competitive edge.
crafted tools are only as good as the materials with which they
work. Lexicon knows that getting the most from your available
resources is a difficult task. While every business faces resource
limitations, it need not be limited by the quality of those resources.
Juggling talent, time and money between diverse functions, however,
may leave you accepting second best. Lexicon expertise in resource
management, therefore, could make the difference between marginal
and record growth.
believes people are your major resource. With new publications,
employees make the difference between failure and survival, and
for established publishers, between inertia and market leadership.
Lexicon professionals understand that careful selection, substantial
and ongoing training, and competitive employee compensation lead
to growth and success. At the same time, we realize that properly
selecting employees, training programs and compensation packages
takes time and expertise away from your primary goals. We offer
publishers the full range of human resource services: discreet
executive search and recruitment, creation and revision of job
descriptions, specialized on-site training, effective sales/marketing
incentive programs, and evaluation of salaries and benefits. Your
goals become our goals: motivation, satisfaction and productivity.
doesn't stop with the individual. In today's dynamic business
environment, a static, "time-tested" organizational
structure may be costing you profits. On the other hand, the mere
upgrade of your computer system or the creation of a new department
could cost valuable time and money if handled incorrectly. To
avoid such scenarios, Lexicon applies tested methodologies to
the evaluation of your organization, to determine its optimum
efficiency and define implementation strategies.
publisher is faced with rising costs and revenues capped by competitive
pressures. Too often, a publishing enterprise will falter because
of avoidable under-capitalization or improper investment. Your
future rests on flexible budgeting, profit planning, cash-flow
forecasting and investing.
Lexicon financial management assistance, you can develop flexible
annual budgets and accurate multi-year cash flow proformas. This
lays a solid foundation from which to make sound financial decisions
concerning your marketing, editorial, circulation and advertising
can also show you the benefits of (and teach your personnel) several
techniques for: identifying alternative financial scenarios, leverage
points, freeing extra investment capital, and budgeting for profit.
understands the many difficult trade-offs confronting you and
your enterprise. Publishing companies, like all companies, face
fundamental business decisions: decisions which must be made quickly
and executed properly. Our professionals find the answers accurately
and expediently. By bringing Lexicon publishing expertise to bear
on the basics, your operation can attain and maintain profitable