Jan.07

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

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.

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.

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