Business Trends in Practice

Exam Questions: 50
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 310 | Content: 286, Supplemental: 24
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8115

This course takes a look at technological and social forces at play that have led to rapid changes in almost every industry. You'll find valuable information for business leaders who are trying to stay on top of changes and disruptions that are right around the corner. It will outline the impact of these changes on key industries and show critical consumer trends that have emerged or are emerging. It discusses disruptive new technologies, including AI, business process automation, remote work, and sustainability trends. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. Some readers may consider the opinions of this author to be politically biased. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of Professional Education Services, LP, it's employees, or owners. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • The Five Global Shifts That Will Shape the Organizations of the Future
  • The Ten Tech Mega-Trends Every Business Leader Should Know About
  • How We Generate Energy: The Three Trends Transforming the Energy Sector
  • How We Stay Healthy: The Seven Trends Shaping Healthcare
  • How We Learn: The Two Main Shifts in Education
  • How We Feed Ourselves: The Two Key Innovations Needed to Transform Agriculture
  • How We Make and Build Things: Eleven Trends to Watch Across Manufacturing and Construction
  • How We Move People and Goods: The Three Trends Revolutionizing Transportation
  • How We Look After Our Money: The Four Shifts That Will Shape the Financial Sector
  • Channel Digitization and Expansion: The Move From Physical to Digital/Hybrid Products and Channels
  • Cognifying Products and Services: Smarter Products, Smarter Services
  • Right Time, Right Place, Right for You: The Rise of Micro-Moments and Personalization
  • Subscription and Servitization: The As-A-Service Revolution
  • Cutting Out the Middlemen: How Brands Are Going Direct to the Consumer
  • From B2C to "All to All": The Rise of Platforms, the Sharing Economy, and Crowdsourcing
  • More Immersive Experiences: How Brands Are Wowing Customers With Memorable Experiences
  • Conscious Consumption: Consumer Demand for Sustainable, Responsible Products
  • Sustainable and Resilient Operations: Building a Stronger, More Responsible Company
  • Finding the Balance Between Humans and Intelligent Cobots: The Blended Workforces of the Future
  • Finding and Keeping Talent: The Shifting Talent Pool and Employee Experience
  • Organizing to Win: Flatter, More Agile Organizations
  • Authenticity: Why Brands and Leaders Need to Keep It Real
  • Purposeful Business: Why Does Your Business Exist?
  • Co-Opetition and Integration: A New Age of Integrated Collaboration
  • New Forms of Funding: The Democratization of Business Funding
  • To recall the United Nations' definition of a megacity
  • To identify the most immersive technological experience
  • To recognize the potential benefits of decentralized energy networks
  • To recall various technological breakthroughs in the healthcare industry
  • To identify the average human's attention span
  • To recognize the percentage of freshwater and habitable land that is used for agriculture
  • To identify the technologies currently being used to enhance the manufacturing process
  • To recall various technological advances in transportation
  • To recall the characteristics of financial apps and digital wallets
  • To recall the super app pioneer that has more than a billion monthly users
  • To recognize the characteristics of Google Maps
  • To identify the next wave of personalization coming to consumers
  • To identify the benefits of software and cloud computing as a service
  • To recall the brands building strong direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels
  • To identify characteristics of the platform business model
  • To recall which generation prefers experiences over buying things
  • To identify the company that lost eco-credibility when it allowed Bitcoin payments
  • To identify the characteristics that must be cultivated by companies in order to build resilience and overcome future challenges
  • To recognize the skills that humans will require as technology disrupts the workforce
  • To recall the components of a quality organizational culture
  • To recognize the characteristics of hybrid working
  • To identify the world's most trusted brand in 2021
  • To recall the results of the Strength of Purpose study
  • To recognize one of the best-known examples of a multiparty system, which enables frictionless payments between parties
  • To recall the characteristics of initial coin offerings (ICOs)

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