Switzerland ranked 1st in the 2017 Change Readiness IndexThursday, 27 July 2017
For the first time in the Change Readiness Index history, Switzerland was ranked first.
This year, the consulting firm KPMG, which evaluates the change readiness of various countries, analyzed 136 of them through its Change Readiness Index (CRI). The CRI’s goal is to measure a country’s capability to anticipate, prepare for and respond to change, be it social, economic or technological. The three main pillars that compose the CRI are enterprise capability, government capability and people & civil society capability to manage change. These pillars prepare and reinforce a country’s willingness and readiness for change. Switzerland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Denmark make up the top five of the most change-ready countries in 2017.
After ranking 2nd place in the 2015 CRI, Switzerland takes the lead and unseats Singapore, which lands in 4th place. The CRI shows that Switzerland has a high government and people & civil society capability score compared to the previous years. This year, the CRI “highlighted a number of key themes that certainly deserve greater reflection, especially in the context of recent world events, including inward-looking political movements, continued slow economic growth and mounting cross-border tensions”.