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Center for the Edge


The hero's journey through the landscape of the future
The forces of the Big Shift are driving both fragmentation and consolidation, fundamentally changing the nature of the relationships among businesses.
us_tmt_ce_JohnHagel_56x56_041614 The Big Shift
John Hagel discusses impacts of the Big Shift in this two part video series

About the center

The Deloitte Center for the Edge conducts original research and develops substantive points of view for new corporate growth. The center, anchored in the Silicon Valley with teams in Europe and Australia, helps senior executives make sense of and profit from

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emerging opportunities on the edge of business and technology. Center leaders believe that 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.The Center for the Edge's mission is to identify and explore emerging opportunities related to big shifts that are not yet on the senior management agenda, but ought to be. While Center leaders are focused on long-term trends and opportunities, they are equally focused on implications for near-term action, the day-to-day environment of executives.

We invite you to learn more about the Center and its unique perspective.

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  • The Shift Index series
    The Shift Index can help executives understand and take advantage of the changes around them. Explore our 2013 series to learn more.
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    Social media can help companies open communication channels up, down, and across the enterprise to gain data-driven insights and improve business outcomes.
  • Center for the Edge Insights
    Center for the Edge Insights is a regular compilation of the Center’s insights and views on a number of business issues.
  • Work environment redesign: Accelerating talent development and performance improvement
    Results from a recent Deloitte study of more than 75 organizations suggest that the work environment can have a critical impact on employee learning, performance and passion toward work. Learn more.

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  • Workplace redesign: Turning your environment into a productivity machine
    Create a unified strategy.
  • Internet of things: Unlocking the business value of connected devices
    Read the CFO Journal article by John Hagel and John Seely Brown.
  • What social nonprofits can teach the corporate world
    John Hagel discusses what for-profit enterprises will need to do in order to succeed moving forward in this Fortune article.
  • Making dumb things smart
    John Hagel discusses how as we move from bits to atoms, people will be the glue in this Techonomy article.
  • Video: Curating the Talent Experience and Restructuring Work Environments
    In this video blog, Cathy Benko discusses how cultivating talent can help your organization keep up with the changing work environments.
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