If you want to weather disruption with greater resilience, you can increase your transformation readiness with more dynamic learning. It won’t cost you anything beyond a little time and focus, but you have to actively look for these opportunities to learn and grow.
Even in areas where online shopping has not been well adopted to date, such as in fresh food shopping, the tides are shifting. For example, our Global E-Commerce Study found that 26% of consumers have bought fresh groceries online — that’s up by 15% from 2016.
The ubiquity of broadband connectivity, development of smart sensors, and the decreasing costs of devices have already made it possible to offer aging-in-place, chronic disease management, and post-acute care services in smart homes.
According to a recent market study, Canadian digital transformation technologies and services spending will surpass $16 billion in 2018, approximately 20% higher than the ~$14 billion spent in 2017. The investment will be led by the manufacturing industries and the business services sector.
Over $500 million was invested into commercial and consumer health robotics, while close to $500 million went to autonomous mobile robots specifically designed to function outdoors, a major expansion on the increasing popularity of Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) in indoor locations like warehouses.
Global spending on 3D printing (including hardware, materials, software, and services) will reach $23 billion in 2022, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4%. IDC also forecasts spending to exceed $14 billion in 2019 — that’s an increase of 23.2% over 2018.
When people find businesses intentionally delivering the kinds of distinctive, hassle-free experiences they crave, they can’t wait to tell their peers about it. The consistent delivery of competence, attention, and care is fueled by a healthy workplace culture.