Business readiness

Corporate Structure

What is a Corporate Structure?

Your corporate structure is a company document outlining information on your company’s background, business activities and product offerings.

A corporate structure document provides comprehensive information on your company’s key milestones, product offerings, key customer segments, focus geographies, business segments and your group companies.

It includes information on:

  • Your Company Overview and Key Milestones: Details of company history, date of foundation and incorporation, ownership status, business locations, list of senior executives
  • Business Operations: Outlines your company’s goals and objectives, policies and processes, business divisions and subsidiaries
  • Business Offerings: Details of your company’s product and service portfolio across business segments
  • Market Dynamics: Outlines your company’s target market, industry potential, key customer segments and presence across jurisdictions

Why is Corporate Structure Important for Business Today?

A corporate structure document enables your company to:

  • Outline the historical evolution and business goals and strategy of your company
  • Evaluate the degree of control over your subsidiaries and understand the relationship with each subsidiary across jurisdictions
  • Assess your company’s business divisions and their significance on business growth
  • Formulate short and long-term strategies across jurisdictions, based on your company’s goals and objectives
  • Identify the key executives and their roles and responsibilities across your company

Why is Corporate Structure Important for an Event Tomorrow?

An NDA is important for an event tomorrow, as it helps:

  • Assess the evolution and historical growth of your company over the years
  • Evaluate your company’s focus areas of growth and key capabilities
  • Evaluate the ownership, operational jurisdictions and geographic spread of your company and key customers
  • Identify key operational divisions of your company and their responsibilities

Pros of Addressing Corporate Structure

  • Benchmark your company’s historical growth, offerings, customer segments and geographic spread against those of your competitors, to identify areas of growth and improvement
  • Improve transparency by outlining business relationships and roles and responsibilities of your company’s key divisions and executives
  • Ensure sound decision-making by defining policies, processes and procedures followed by your company
  • Improve business performance by evaluating your company’s goals, capabilities, and opportunities
  • Provide clarity on employee roles and map performance metrics

Cons of Not Addressing Corporate Structure

  • Limited growth potential with an inadequate understanding of the market and customer segments
  • Disruption in operations with undefined roles and responsibilities
  • Slow decision making with inadequate understanding of relationships with subsidiaries and the degree of control required.

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