Alumni and Faculty Predict Future Trends In Their Fields
By Helen Kaiser
Ask 10 business experts to predict the future of their industries – and get 10 different answers.
Ask Justin Matus, assistant professor and director of the MBA program in the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, and he boils it down to one point.
“We always have winners and losers in business,” Matus says. “The winners are the ones who find the way to match their strengths to the demands of the market place. This fundamental will not change.”
Even as the fundamentals of business success remain constant, the means to achieve it continue to evolve. As the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership marks its tenth anniversary, Wilkes magazine takes this opportunity to reach out to business faculty and successful business alumni. We asked them what changes we can expect to see in their fields over the next decade.
Their insights echoed certain themes—including the continued globalization of business, rapid increases in technology and the development of products and services individually tailored to the consumer-driven market. The experts also anticipate there will be a critical need for workers to become lifelong learners and to develop skills to become sensitive leaders.
Here are their insights: Continue reading