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Alumni Webcast – Going Long: Why a Short-Term Focus Undermines Company Performance and How to Get the Long-Term Focus Right
January 09, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST / 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. CET / 9:30 – 10:45 p.m. IST

Is an unrelenting focus on quarterly profits undermining the growth potential of companies? The McKinsey Global Institute’s Corporate Horizon Index (CHI), which systematically measures long- and short-termism at the company level, shows that those who focus on the long term outperform those with shorter-term mentalities on a range of key economic and financial metrics. 

A successful long-term approach begins with a comprehensive shift in mindset that emphasizes broader organizational health and culture, drives higher employee engagement, lowers attrition, creates greater customer loyalty, and improves trust across stakeholders, which ultimately translates to superior economic returns.

This session will be led by Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice Senior Partners Bruce Simpson (Toronto) and Ishaan Seth (New York), Partner Tim Koller (New York), and Business Analyst Jack McGinn (New York). Together, they’ll make the case for why a long-term perspective will lead to superior performance in revenue and earnings, returns to shareholders, and job creation. They’ll discuss key aspects and best practices on how to orient your organization toward the long term, while avoiding pitfalls and resistance.

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Alumni Webcasts are now accessible via Android, iPhone, or iPad mobile devices with the same audio, video, and content sharing features as the desktop version. 
Please download the free WebEx mobile app in advance of the start time to ensure a seamless experience. To join the live session via your mobile device, click the meeting link in your registration confirmation or reminder email for this session and enter the associated meeting password.

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Webacst primers:

McKinsey Quarterly, Five Fifty, “The case against corporate short-termism

McKinsey Global Institute report - February 2017, “Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers” 

McKinsey Global Institute report - January 2017, “How to build an alliance against corporate short-termism

MGI Report, “Measuring the economic impact of short-termism


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