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Where ideas prosper

  1. 1. WHERE IDEAS PROSPER Deloitte Center for the Edge Shift Index 2013: Success or Struggle and Burdens of the Past Reports 3 and 4 in the 2013 Shift Index series Despite turmoil in Washington, the news has been upbeat on many fronts: record corporate profit levels; a steadily recovering economy; stock market rallies; stabilized and increasing housing prices; signs of expansion in manufacturing. Yet, other metrics tell a different story, one of increasing pressures and stress as our institutions fail to harness the promise of technology and connection. What does this mean for your organization? Our 2013 Shift Index series takes a look at over 40 years' worth of data for 25 metrics in three areas: developments in the technological and political foundations underlying market changes how flows of capital, information, and talent are changing the business landscape impacts of these changes on competition, volatility, and performance across industries. Discover our latest reports below: Success or struggle: ROA as a true measure of business performance: Report 3 in the 2013 Shift Index series explores the economy-wide decline in Return on Assets (ROA) over the last 47 years which signals companies' decreasing ability to find and capture attractive opportunities relative to the assets they have. Explore four paradoxes to better understand the effects of the Big Shift on major components of ROA and chart a course back to a longterm focus. Learn more.
  2. 2. The burdens of the past: Report 4 in the 2013 Shift Index series, uncovers that while individuals are eagerly embracing new technologies in their personal lives, companies are not. Outdated institutional structures and practices can inhibit organizational knowledge flows, limiting learning and performance improvement through new technologies. Learn more. Take a deeper look at our 2013 Shift Index reports Unlocking the Passion of the Explorer: Report 1 in the 2013 Shift Index series – Times of great change require companies to be flexible and to grow stronger. We explore how organizations can cultivate and engage the right dispositions and talent. From exponential technologies to exponential innovation: Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series – Exponential advances in core digital technologies are enabling innovators to rapidly build upon other innovations. We discuss the opportunities and risks inherent in these dramatic changes. World of Contradictions (coming soon) – The forces of the Big Shift are creating a host of contradictions. For organizations that embrace, rather than resolve, the ambiguities, these contradiction are a rich source of opportunity. Prescriptions for the Firm (coming soon) – The pressures for firms and institutions trying to navigate the Big Shift are immense. Yet we believe there is cause for optimism as we rethink how we work and consume. DUPress.com | Deloitte.com | Unsubscribe | Manage email preferences 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112-0015 United States About Deloitte Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Copyright © 2013 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. 36 USC 220506 Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Legal | Privacy | Cookies