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Outlast and outperform
Insights from Canada’s most successful companies

Rocket ship

Learn from Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Most of Canada’s 1.2 million businesses are privately owned and are the backbone of our economy. Yet, only about 55 percent of the companies that existed five years ago are still in business today, and even when firms survive they often struggle to grow.

To fare better, businesses must look to the very best: the companies that demonstrate exceptional strategy, capability, commitment, and return on investment. Winners of the Best Managed companies program are a select group of privately held companies that excel in these ways.

What is their secret?

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Rewind:
How did Best Managed companies perform over the past 25 years?

Faced with the challenges of rapid digitization, lagging productivity, shifting capital markets, and increased global competition, Best Managed companies not only experienced strong growth–they flourished. They are 19x less likely to shut their doors and 34x more likely to go public than other businesses.

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Pause:
Understand what sets successful companies apart

Our analysis revealed that the attitudes and behaviours of Best Managed companies stood out from the average business in four key areas:

Planning for the future

Comprehensive planners report having robust plans for a wide range of long-term challenges

Canadian Companies
Best Managed

People

Over the next five to ten years, to what extent do you expect your firm to invest in improved talent acquisition and retention, to adapt to long term challenges?

Canadian Companies
Best Managed

Innovation

Firms with strong design and scale capacities have formal processes to encourage new ideas, and are likely to implement good ideas

Canadian Companies
Best Managed

Global orientation

Companies that participate in global value chains look to the USA or other countries for sales and finding suppliers most of the time or always

Canadian Companies
Best Managed

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Fast forward:
Prepare for the future by taking action today

If Canada is to become the world’s undisputed best place to live and work in the next 25 years, our businesses must do more. Learning from Best Managed companies to drive adaptability, productivity, and profitability will allow companies to succeed in these times of rapid change.

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Self-assessment tool
Where do you rank among Canada’s Best Managed Companies?

We invite you to participate in our short survey to find out where your business places among Canada’s Best Managed companies. Personal data will not be revealed in any way. All information collected through this survey will only be used to discover how your business rates on our Best Managed companies scale and in aggregate data points.

Outlast and outperform:
Insights from Canada’s most successful companies

Most companies are not future-ready—but they can be. Learn how the Best Managed flourished during the last 25 tumultuous years, so that your business can seize the opportunities of tomorrow by taking bold action today.

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At Deloitte, we believe Canada can become the undisputed best place in the world to live and work in the next 25 years. Canada at 175 is our multiyear research initiative to study the issues at the heart of Canada’s future success and provide a perspective on our path to prosperity.

Canada at 175

At Deloitte, we believe Canada can become the undisputed best place in the world to live and work in the next 25 years. Canada at 175 is our multiyear research initiative to study the issues at the heart of Canada’s future success and provide a perspective on our path to prosperity.

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