Focus: Back from the brink
Competitive government in the 21st century
The financial crisis that brought international banks, corporations, and some governments to, or over, the brink of failure has abated. In its wake is a recession that has shaken the world’s largest and smallest economies. Even as growth, employment, and investment contract during a recession, competition expands. The world becomes vastly more competitive for companies, workers, and governments.
In the midst of disruption, positioning for growth is vital for both industries and governments. These forces of disruption can be explained through the three waves of “The Big Shift,” a methodology from Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. The waves—foundation, flow, and impact—provide a framework that governments can use to assess comparative advantage in technology readiness, regulatory freedom, scientific achievements, retaining and attracting talent, and capital and building programs and policies.
Explore the links below to learn more about how governments can best position their economies for growth and stay ahead in the 21st century.
|Back from the brink
This point of view examines how governments can best position their economies for growth in the new world order using a new set of metrics to evaluate competitiveness and determine which assets, policies, programs, and practices have the greatest potential to generate long term growth.
|The Shift Index
This report, produced by Deloitte's Center for the Edge, suggests the current recession is masking long-term competitive challenges for U.S. businesses. Even the highest-performing companies are struggling to maintain their return on assets rates and increasingly losing market leadership positions.
|Center for the Edge
The center, part of Deloitte LLP, DTTL's U.S. member firm, helps senior executives make sense of and profit from emerging opportunities on the edge of business and technology. What is created on the edge of the competitive landscape—in terms of technology, geography, demographics, markets—inevitably strikes at the very heart of a business.
|Webcast: The Big Shift - Creating competitive advantage for government
Learn ways state and federal government organizations can capitalize on the forces shaping the economy to cultivate competitiveness and innovation and achieve prosperity in the upturn.
|Media: How to make the public sector more productive
Greg Pellegrino, Global Public Sector Industry Leader, discusses how to make the public sector more productive in the 21st century and applying the Big Shift methodology to governments in an interview with New Zealand Business News.
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