2017 Views from the C-Suite

Our annual survey of global business executives reveals that technology and political risk are the top concerns of executives as they shift their business strategies to succeed in a new global reality.

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Two major themes emerged this year. How do they affect your business?
Two major themes emerged this year. How do they affect your business?

Opportunities and Challenges in Business Operations

Four business-operations issues are front and center for executives: their skill at adopting new technologies, the efficiency of their business models, their ability to improve strategy execution, and their ability to innovate.


Opportunities and Challenges in the External Environment

The C-suite sees a diverse array of opportunities and challenges in the external environment. The most dramatic change in the external environment this year, according to C-suite executives, is global macroeconomic performance. The global economy was among C-suite executives’ top perceived external challenges last year, but it shifted to become one of their top external opportunities this year.


Business Implications

The specific implications of these views from the C-Suite will vary based on the sector, geographic footprint, and strategy of each company. However, there are several broad business priorities that C-suite executives and other decision makers will want to keep in mind in the coming 12 months:

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