Responding to the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic has dominated many management and boardroom discussions. While the management focuses on addressing how the business can recover and restart operations with the easing of restrictions, boards can steer their organisations toward more future-oriented thinking and planning in response to megatrends that have a long-term impact on the wider environment and business.

Megatrends provide a valuable basis for organisations to generate new planning scenarios, define a relevant purpose for the future and execute with urgency — with the goal of becoming a more resilient and transformative company. In particular, four megatrends will create the most impact across boards: Decarbonisation, the future of thinking, unbounded work and life, and the behavioural economy.


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