Long-term focus outperforms short-termism

“Corporate short-termism” has been the subject of ongoing debate – among leaders in business, government, and academia – for decades. To understand the facts and figures behind the problem, McKinsey has created a systematic measurement of long- and short-termism at a company level.

Their metrics show that companies with long-term focus outperformed their shorter-term peers on a range of key economic and financial metrics, see below.

Need more evidence? Get the full report at McKinsey Global Institute.

 

Sources: 

https://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/long-term-capitalism/where-companies-with-a-long-term-view-outperform-their-peers

https://hbr.org/visual-library/2017/02/firms-focused-on-the-long-term-exhibit-stronger-fundamentals-and-performance

 

 

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