John Hagel Center for the Edge
Their take: The Shift Index: We developed the Shift Index to help executives understand and take advantage of the long-term forces of change shaping the US economy. First released in 2009 and updated annually, the Shift Index tracks 25 metrics across more than 45 years, providing a comprehensive view of underlying forces not captured by short-term economic indicators. These metrics, and the relative rates of change between them, highlight the evolution and impact of long-term trends in technology and public policy.
Our take: In the hands of the pilot team, and eventually the whole population of the organization, the value of the Center's work is to inspire and catalyze enterprise transformation through by focusing on leading edge emergent innovations and practices in service to human-centered organizational and cultural evolution.