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10 Rules for Rapid Spend Reduction

Published: 26 February 2020

ID: G00467056

Analyst(s): Chris Ganly , Galliopi Demetriou


In an uncertain and pressurized economic environment, organizations often face the challenge of realizing immediate reductions in spending. Executive leaders need to determine how to approach cost-cutting in the least damaging way to the mid- and long-term health of the business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish the Spend Reduction Fundamentals
    • The Outcome/Need
    • Timing
    • The Approach
  • Apply the 10 Rules of Rapid Spend Reduction
  • Map and Communicate Your Plan to Eliminate, Reduce or Suspend
  • Define and Manage the Risks
    • Common Risks

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