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McKinsey: Ten trends to watch in 2006

I read these trends for 2006 (member login, free) on McKinseyQuarterly. These trends are all described in short on their webpage, but I just sum them up here. Below every trend you can find relevant information of McKinsey which you can read as a summary for free! Although they are short excerpts they will gave you some understanding about what is going on.

Macroeconomic trends:
1. Centers of economic activity will shift profoundly, not just globally, but also regionally.

Further reading
:
China and India: The race to growth
Mapping the global capital markets

2. Public-sector activities will balloon, making productivity gains essential.

Further reading
:
The demographic deficit: How aging will reduce global wealth
Boosting government productivity

3. The consumer landscape will change and expand significantly.

Further reading:
Premium marketing to the masses: An interview with LG Electronics India’s managing director
New strategies for consumer goods

Social and environmental trends:
4. Technological connectivity will transform the way people live and interact.

Further reading
:
The next revolution in interactions
The McKinsey Global Survey of Business Executives, July 2005

5. The battlefield for talent will shift.

Further reading
:
China’s looming talent shortage
Sizing the emerging global labor market

6. The role and behavior of big business will come under increasingly sharp scrutiny

Further reading
:
What is the business of business?
The role of regulation in strategy

7. Demand for natural resources will grow, as will the strain on the environment.

Further reading:
Preparing for a low-carbon future
What’s next for Big Oil?

Business and industry trends:
8. New global industry structures are emerging.

Further reading
:
Strategy in an era of global giants
Loosening up: How process networks unlock the power of specialization

9. Management will go from art to science.

Further reading
:
Do you know who your experts are?
Matching people and jobs

10. Ubiquitous access to information is changing the economics of knowledge

Further reading
:
The 21st-century organization
Making a market in knowledge

 

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Hans Mestrum

Hans is al 12 jaar bezig op het gebied van Social & Media. Momenteel is hij vlogger bij de Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN). Daarvoor houdt hij o.a. deze weblog bij met videoblogs van projecten, evenementen etc. Daarnaast schrijft hij op persoonlijke titel over trends, zijn (professionele) leven en overwegingen. Bekijk ook zijn profiel website

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