TFTF | Jan 31, 2021


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


Issue #48


Jan 31, 2021

1

Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2021

With 64% consumers want to reduce the use of plastic and 58% of global consumers between age 15-29 have used AR/ VR in the past year, sustainability and adaptability are the driving forces behind the top global consumer trends in 2021. More on trending consumers mindset in 2021.

[ Euromonitor > Full report here:

https://go.euromonitor.com/white-paper-EC-2021-Top-10-Global-Consumer-Trends.html ]

2

The Future of Work is though Workforce Ecosystems

75% of managers globally believe that non-employees have become a critical factor in how work gets done effectively. As per estimates, 25% of activities are currently performed by non-employees and this dependence is expected to grow. So, how can one build an effective workforce ecosystem?

[ Deloitte > Full report here:

https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-future-of-work-is-through-workforce-ecosystems/#:~:text=Workforce%20ecosystems%20can%20help%20leaders,%2C%20social%2C%20and%20economic%20forces. ]

3

Enterprise Value from Digital Factories

Manufacturing C-suites understand that talent gaps are the biggest barrier to 4IR. However, Global Lighthouse Network has led the way by improving productivity and creating jobs that use more of workers’ uniquely human capabilities. Learn how the industry’s fast movers are generating more value than the rest in 4IR.

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here :

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/industrys-fast-mover-advantage-enterprise-value-from-digital-factories ]

4

Global M&A Industry Trends

Q4 of 2020 witnessed an 18% increase in the value of M&A deals as compared to Q3. The combined value of 57 megadeals in H2 of 2020 stood at $688 Bn. With $7.2 Tn in the war chest, can we expect 2021 to be one of the busiest years for M&A?

[ PwC > Full report here:

https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/deals/trends.html ]

5

The Engine to Imperative

In the last two decades, 90% of major growth stories were around building one strong core business that can be constantly innovating on its repeatable model, but with changing times, successful businesses are considering investing in a second major growth engine. What are the deep root causes for the rise of Engine 2? Is it wise to make efforts to hedge against core business?

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.bain.com/insights/engine-2-imperative-new-business-innovation-and-profitable-growth-under-turbulence/#:~:text=Growth%20under%20Turbulence-,The%20Engine%202%20Imperative%3A%20New%20Business%20Innovation%20and%20Profitable%20Growth,scale%20has%20never%20been%20greater. ]

6

Becoming an All-Weather Company

In the shock-recovery trajectory, resilient companies enjoy better outcomes than their peers, by having a lower immediate impact, faster and higher recovery during and post external shocks. So, how do these resilient companies achieve superior performance?

[ BCG > Full report here:

https://www.bcg.com/publications/2020/how-to-become-an-all-weather-resilient-company ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.