5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017
Curated from Entrepreneur Mag, written by @JeffreyHayzlett
Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror,
so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in my travels around the country to conventions and keynote speech engagements, I’ve noticed that the faces of the audiences keep getting younger, regardless of the industry.
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While it’s no secret that millennials have taken over the workforce — according to Census Bureau data, they are now the largest living group — how we groom them for leadership is a test many of us will face in 2017. Sure enough, a Bersin by Deloitte report has predicted that 2017 will be a disruptive year, during which more than three million company chiefs are set to retire, leaving those jobs wide open for up-and-coming young professionals.
So, here’s my advice: Plan ahead. Give your young employees the tools to be leaders now. Don’t wait until you have a void to fill to train them. That’s valuable time you’ll be wasting; and, in business, wasted time is hardly a valued commodity.
Here are five more trends that will be making a splash in 2017.
1. Elevated customer engagement
2. Customer data collection
Read the full article including more on each of the five business trends.