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The Growth Opportunity

Companies today are seeking out a new kind of growth: the human kind. Humanized Growth addresses the needs of all shareholders, Consumers, Colleagues, Community and the Capital Markets. We call this Humanized Growth.

The IRG Growth Study identifies what differentiates overperforming organizations from under-performers and specifically the role that Marketing leaders play in overperforming organizations. The outcomes of the Growth Study include a practical growth framework for organizations and a leadership profile for growth leaders.

The Approach

vision interviews

Multiple cultures and disciplines Diverse levels of market development Unicorn and Fortune 500 companies


73 Markets All functions, levels and industries


Research from business publications, consultancies, academia and more. Consumer blogs, forums and conversations analysed by Discover AI.

3 MM
LinkedIn users

Analysis of LinkedIn data from publicly available connections across employees.

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7 Building Blocks of Humanized Growth

Companies achieving humanized growth over-performance have embraced a new architecture. Click on each building block below to learn more

Humanized Growth

Articulating your ambition and making your growth journey all about positive impact on people

Evolving Experiences

Continuously innovate to improve the customer experience

Whole Brained

Fostering teams of equals with creative and analytical thinkers

Multiple Models

Working and experimenting with various business and go-to-market models

Anticipative Organization

Creating highly flexible structures and an agile operating model

Abundant Markets

Redefining your market (“where to play”) more broadly and in terms of human needs

Open Culture

Developing an open and connected organization

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IRG Growth Study Presentations

Watch and listen to the IRG Founders present and discuss the IRG Growth Study and its findings.

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