The following study from Harvard Business Review revealed patterns in the incidence, costs, and root causes of growth stalls.
Most stalls occur for reasons that are both knowable and addressable at the time.
What the exhibit demonstrates is that the vast majority of stall factors result from a choice about strategy or organizational design. They are, in other words, controllable by management.
Further, even within this broad realm, nearly half of all root causes fall into one of four categories: