We know that businesses are operating in a rapidly changing, complex and uncertain world. Today’s evidence points to big opportunities and challenges ahead for businesses. Working with Sheffield University Management School, we have reviewed six key trends and compiled insights into how these will shape the landscape for business both here in the UK and globally.
There is a great deal of interaction between these six areas: Population, Technology, Resources, Climate change, Politics and Personal values. The implications for business are wide reaching; as these trends unfold they will impact on every area of business, including supply chain, resource management, innovation and human resources. We hope that these insights help challenge and shape your strategic thinking when looking at the long term prosperity and sustainability of your business.
The global population will be larger and older. There will be increased migration and more people will live in urban areas. People will be working longer, and expect a better quality of life. Read more >
The UK is likely to be much stormier, with more extremes of weather and seasonal variation. Globally we will see more heatwaves and droughts; more flooding and cold snaps. Read more >
There will be increased competition for natural resources and key workforce skills. Energy and water supplies will be key factors in economic prosperity. Read more >
Our 'Millennial Generation' may have different expectations, with a greater level of distrust in the establishment and more emphasis placed on quality of life.
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