Agility is becoming a crucial element of a successful business. Technology now evolves at a faster pace than it did even ten years ago, and there is greater competition for talent now that people have the mobility to take their skills to the highest global bidder.
The same can be said of government. It is arguably more important for governments to be agile, because the services they provide hold the very fabric of our society intact. They are responsible for fostering economic development – and to do that, they must be able to balance business, talent, and technology.
The best way to do this is for governments – primarily cities – to evaluate their role in the global economy and determine which of their strengths will be most suited to building sustainable economic growth. In other words, they must be able to do more with less
. Technology is the best driver for economic growth. Governments on all levels across the globe now have a wealth of data at their fingertips. Using new technology, governments can leverage that data to make the best possible decisions about growth and to build new service delivery models.
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