Maverick* Research: Capitalism Goes Social, or How Technology Will Enable the 99% to Change Your Business Forever


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Capitalism is undergoing major changes. CIOs and business leaders must understand how a new breed of social capitalists will exploit technology to disrupt their industry segments. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • *Maverick Research
    • Management Summary
    • Why Is the Capitalist System in Crisis, and What Does It Mean for Your Organization?
      • Growing Inequality Threatens the Social Contract Between Business and Society
      • Declining Loyalty and Trust in Business
      • Management Also Sees the Need for Change
    • How Will Greater Employee Engagement and More Open Decision Making Improve Business Outcomes?
      • Rebuilding Trust Through Employee Engagement
      • Socializing Strategy and Business Decision Making
    • Key Technologies That Enable Capitalism to Go Social
      • Social Technologies to Strengthen Employee Engagement
      • Shareholder Collaboration Platforms
      • Collaborative Decision Making and Next-Generation Corporate Performance Management
    • The Business Impact of Capitalism Going Social Will Vary
    • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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