CHAPTER 1

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TRENDS SHAPING CORPORATIONS AND WORK

Our world is already being shaped in profound ways, and over the next decades, we can expect those forces to have ever greater velocity and complexity. Yet, as executive teams prepare themselves for the future, it is not necessary to walk blindfolded, for while the future is indeed unclear, there are sufficient signals and signs to illuminate the path ahead. Here are the seven trends that will most profoundly shape corporations and work over the coming decades. For each trend, I have raised a couple of questions that will require executives to have a point of view.

  1. Rebalancing of the global ...

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