The Trend Is Your “Friend”

CaseInterview.com

I’m told there’s a saying on Wall Street that goes, “The trend is your friend.” To survive, and even thrive, in today’s environment, it’s vitally important to notice and respond quickly to major changes in trends — in particular, changes in customer demand.

11 Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Brimstone Consulting

The pandemic exponentially accelerated trends including online learning, virtual health, virtualization of the workforce, and e-commerce. The post 11 Trends Shaping the Future of Work appeared first on Brimstone Consulting LLC.

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Chasing The Trend

Tom Spencer

MANY FIRMS and many people live their lives by chasing the trend. They then chase the trend in an attempt to ride the wave of prosperity and capture some of the growth, glory and profits for themselves. A key problem though with “chasing the trend” as a way of thinking and as an approach to business is that it is fundamentally unbalanced. After all is said and done, you may end up being part of the trend. Is Not A Strategy.

Top Ten 2020 Consultant Marketing Trend Predictions

Henry DeVries

If you are a consultant who wants to attract more-paying clients in 2020, what are the top ten trends you should have on your radar

NRF 2021: Trends that Retailers Bet will Outlast the Pandemic

Think Customers

At NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show , retailers and industry experts shared insights and predictions for which retail trends are likely to last even after the pandemic fades. The post NRF 2021: Trends that Retailers Bet will Outlast the Pandemic appeared first on 1to1 Media.

Trends That Drive Growth & Consulting Success

Management and IT Consulting

Findings from the 2021 Hinge High Growth Study reveals compelling data about how consulting firms have adapted and adjusted operations in light of an unpredictable marketplace

The trends transforming mobility’s future

McKinsey

A handful of trends will largely determine the benefits—and costs—for business and society. Mobility as we know it is about to change. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Surviving A Crisis: Trends Emerging Out Of COVID-19

Simon Associates

And as Blue Ocean Strategists ®, it is critical that we understand where the world is today and where it is trending for tomorrow. But for me, personally, I don’t want to talk about the big mega trends. What I see as trends from my corner.

2019 global insurance trends and forecasts

McKinsey

Our 2019 analysis of McKinsey’s Global Insurance Pools database offers a detailed look at global insurance trends, with analysis by region and line of business. Insights on Financial Services

3 Trends in Human Behaviour Impacting The Future of Work

Cheryl Cran

One of the major aspects of being future ready as a leader, team or entrepreneur is to keep an ear to the ground as to trends or signals of shifts in human behavior. Here are 3 Trends that can help you to anticipate the future and ‘create the solutions’. Trend #1 – People are getting more […]. The post 3 Trends in Human Behaviour Impacting The Future of Work appeared first on NextMapping.

The irresistible momentum behind clean, electric, connected mobility: Four key trends

McKinsey & Company

Mobility’s future is visible in the increasing support of capital markets, the demands of Chinese consumers, the effort to slow climate change, and the new skills automakers will need to deal with these shifts.

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Top 4 Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2021

Think Customers

The post Top 4 Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2021 appeared first on 1to1 Media. Customers may have tolerated subpar customer experiences due to COVID impacts last year, but times have changed. They are expecting easier, better, and faster CX in 2021.

Podcast Interview on 401(k) Plans and Behavioral Finance Trends

Steve Shu Consulting

Thanks to Rick Unser for having me recently on his 401(k) Fridays podcast. This interview is geared toward defined contribution plan sponsors and those closely related with this segment of the market (e.g., advisors, consultants, recordkeepers, investment only). I do draw from some insights and activity that is occurring in other areas of the financial services market (e.g., retirement income, wealth management).

4 Surprising Trends Impacting The Future of Work

Cheryl Cran

There are 4 surprising trends impacting the future of work. However there are some surprising trends that are impacting the future of work that are all about very real human values shifts. The post 4 Surprising Trends Impacting The Future of Work appeared first on NextMapping. Blog cheryl cran empathy at work feminine future of work masculine NextMapping nostalgia at work people skills surprising work trends work trends

3 Work Trends for 2018

Cheryl Cran

The trends that are impacting 2018 include how we work, the what and the why of work and the technology impact. Check out this week’s video on the 3 trends/focus for 2018. What do you see as the trends in your workplace for 2018 ? The post 3 Work Trends for 2018 appeared first on Cheryl Cran. Blog freelancers future of work future of work expert cheryl Cran future of work trends leadership recruiting retention work trends 2018

3 Digital Trends to Watch in the 2016 Presidential Election

Think Customers

Data Analytics Emerging Trends Marketing homepageIt's no secret that presidential candidates spend massive amounts of money on political advertising. But TV commercials and billboards are no longer enough. Next year's presidential hopefuls will be facing off on a highly digital stage, giving candidates new opportunities--and challenges--to engage voters. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

US insurance market trends during the pandemic

McKinsey

Policygenius CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald shares insights on how the industry is managing risk and safeguarding consumers in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Insights on Financial Services

Which Holiday Trends Will Guide Your Sleigh This Season?

Think Customers

Customer Engagement Customer Strategy Emerging Trends customerengagement customerexperience customerstrategy holidayshopping marketingstrategyGone are the days of black cats and witch hats. Instead, consumers have redirected their attention toward twinkle lights and velvet bows. Yes, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. What's Thanksgiving, again?)

China digital consumer trends in 2019

McKinsey

New research from a survey of 4,300 Chinese consumers suggests a path forward for brands and marketers seeking the next wave of growth. China

Will Hiring Happiness Consultants Ever Become a Trend in Big Companies?

Steve Shu Consulting

This post is based on a question that I answered previously on Quora. I’m not sure it will become a big thing at companies, but here are some observations that could feed its growth or at least support a niche market: The business schools (particularly in the behavioral science areas) have increasingly added courses that incorporate the science of happiness, and the b-schools feed consulting companies and increasingly entrepreneurial endeavors.

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AI and Data Top CX Trends in Forrester Predictions

Think Customers

The post AI and Data Top CX Trends in Forrester Predictions appeared first on 1to1 Media. At the recent Forrester Data Strategy & Insights 2020 virtual conference, analysts described a future where people and technology work together to bring out their best capabilities.

Six emerging trends in facilities management sourcing

McKinsey

Outsourcing, workplace strategies, and technology innovations hold immense potential for companies seeking to reduce costs and improve productivity in facilities management. Insights on Operations

Five trends shaping the future of Medicaid

McKinsey

Five trends are likely to affect how the program will change over the next five to ten years. The Medicaid program has experienced significant changes since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was passed. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech

McKinsey

As the fintech landscape continues to evolve, a look at the newest developments from across the globe. Insights on Financial Services

Global Insurance Pools statistics and trends: An overview of life, P&C, and health insurance

McKinsey & Company

The ninth edition of McKinsey’s Global Insurance Pools database offers a detailed look at the insurance industry by region and line of business. Insights on Financial Services Insurance

Seven Healthcare Industry Trends to Watch in 2020

McKinsey

What issues will matter for the healthcare industry in the United States through the year and into the 2020s? Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

Surprising Trends in Consulting Compensation

Women in Consulting

This survey reveals the overall trends in consulting revenues and compensation, as well as the best practices of the top-earning (top 20%) consultants. Because WIC does this survey annually, the researchers can track trends over time. To join the discussion and learn more about these trends and the best practices of the top-earning consultants, sign up for the October 2 webinar WIC 12 th Annual Best Practices Review.

Trends in electric-vehicle design

McKinsey

What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models? Our Insights

3 Work Trends for 2018

Cheryl Cran

The trends that are impacting 2018 include how we work, the what and the why of work and the technology impact. Check out this week’s video on the 3 trends/focus for 2018. What do you see as the trends in your workplace […]. The post 3 Work Trends for 2018 appeared first on NextMapping. Blog freelancers future of work future of work expert cheryl Cran future of work trends leadership recruiting retention work trends 2018

Rising costs and stagnating completion rates: Who is bucking the trend?

McKinsey

Which higher education institutions are bucking the trend? The global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns about the value of higher education — prices are rising and completion rates are stagnating. Public & Social Sector Insights

Trends vs. Fads

Seth Godin Blog

A trend, on the other hand, satisfies a different human need. A trend gains power over time, because it's not merely part of a moment, it's a tool, a connector that will become more valuable as other people commit to engaging in it. A fad is popular because it's popular. A fad gives us momentary joy, and part of the joy comes in knowing that it's momentary. We enjoy a fad because our peers are into it as well.

User Experience (UX) Design Trends for 2020

Free Agent CFO

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Future of Work Trends 2019

Cheryl Cran

Take a look at our Future of Work Trends 2019. The post Future of Work Trends 2019 appeared first on NextMapping. What’s next for the future of work ? 2018 was a year of much upheaval and change in global politics and world events. The theme for workplaces in 2018 was about ‘people’ finding good people, keeping good people and engaging people at work. In 2019 […].

Asset Management – Recent Trends (Part 4 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Here are some trends that would be good to keep on top of. However, given that stocks are starting to move in tandem due to this trend, the opportunity to outperform using active management will become easier in time. Asset management as an industry is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons: The world is getting wealthier, driven by growth in emerging markets.

The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond

McKinsey & Company

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and its effects will last. Here are some factors that business leaders should keep in mind as they prepare for the next normal. Leadership

Facebook’s Saturation Leads 5 Social Media Trends to Watch

Think Customers

Social media experts at this year’s Social Media Week in New York City provided some hints by highlighting a number of trends and best practices that are emerging in the social space. Here are five key trends to keep an eye on: Facebook’s saturation challengeFacebook is still the top social network but it’s quickly reaching a

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Scoping the Top Trends During #AWXII

Think Customers

As I attend a small handful of some of the 300 or so planned events, I'll be looking out for any developments on these three key trends: There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog. This week marks the 12th year that Advertising Week will be held in New York City.

Ten trends redefining enterprise IT infrastructure

McKinsey

The IT infrastructure landscape is evolving rapidly. What will it look like in 2020? Our Insights

Trend Watching 2018 The Year of Convergence

Cheryl Cran

The post Trend Watching 2018 The Year of Convergence appeared first on NextMapping. Blog business trends future of work leadership trends predictions for 2018 business predictions for 2018 leaders technology trends 20182017 was a big year! We could say that 2017 was the year where all that was hidden or underground came to light. Without question we are going to continue to see massive disruptions in all industries due to technology, automation, AI, robotics and more.

Trend Watching 2018 The Year of Convergence

Cheryl Cran

What we are going to see for trends in 2018 has a theme which is ‘convergence’ the melding of science/health/technology at a higher level than we have seen as a human collective. Here are the top business and leadership trends to watch for in 2018: R-E-S-P-E-C-T – workers everywhere will be hyper sensitive to how they are being treated – leaders will need to be super alert and sensitive to people as human beings – the focus in 2018 will be on treating people with respect and honour.