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America is Progressing

AMERICA IS PROGRESSING IN WAYS YOU NEVER REALIZED Progress Makers: Change agents motivated to create social impact though their work with heightened global awareness and digital empowerment The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in partnership with Citi, interviewed and surveyed executives worldwide about what progress is and who's turning the tide at forward-thinking companies. What is progress in America? (%) Who's driving progress? (%) 95 89 63 39 It's important to me as an individual It's important for the success Progress is a journey Individual Companies Investors/ entrepreneurs shareholders of my organization. The Top 3 U.S. cities predicted to host the next generation of progress makers: San Francisco New York Boston The New Wave of Progress Makers: Women and millennials are coming on strong What they're made of: (%) 45% Problem-solving 43% Passion 38% Inspiration 27% Determination 26% Resiliency Where are your Progress Malkers? (%) 34 18 Within own With customers With competitors organization The Vast Seas of Progress (%) U.S. executives say that the most progress in the past decade has been made in Yet they agree that progress today is most needed in other critical areas: Communications (63%) and Science and Technology (55%) Education: 39% Economic development: 34% Peace, justice and security: 30% Least Needed: 2$ Arts and Entertainment: 3% Keeping Your Game Changers Afloat in Dicey Waters Executives say employing, developing and retaining restless innovators in an increasingly mobile economy worldwide is one of their major obstacles towards progress: 000 66 64 58 Regulatory issues (too much, too little, uncertainty) Organizational resistance Difficulty innovating and adjusting to technological changes to change Millennials consider their relationship with technology almost as a sixth sense when it comes to knowing the world. The other mainsails of progress makers: The Progress Velocity Shift: Innovation 52 % Increased competitiveness Companies are putting increased innovation at the center of the enterprise to push organizations forward 48 % Motivated employees Citi Presented by Citi SOURCES The Pew Research Center, The Millenials, What's in a Name? The Economist Intelligence Unit; white paper, sponsored by Citi: Progress makers at work: Building corporate cultures of progress, North American results Citi; Progress At Work, Anthony Michelini, March 2014 III

America is Progressing

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Survey results from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in partnership with Citi, about how executives worldwide view progress and who’s turning the tide at forward-thinking companies.


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