13 Pieces We Published in 2021 — And You Loved

December 21, 2021

Contributor: Ava McCartney

From data and analytics trends to how to manage remote employees, this collection offers the insight you need to make smarter, faster decisions.

Over the course of the year, we’ve published hundreds of articles based on Gartner research. We’ve primed you for the ever-evolving future of work, provided insights on what it takes to build a sustainable business strategy, predicted the top strategic technology trends for 2022 and walked you through a variety of Gartner Hype Cycles™.

But we know that you’re busy and, chances are, you missed at least some of this valuable information over the course of the year. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our most popular pieces from 2021. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to learn new things, you’ve come to the right place.

Workforce and Workplace Change

Make the Future of Work a Win-Win for People and Organizations

Those organizations that figure this out will have a competitive edge — in attracting talent, outsmarting their competition and achieving their business goals.

9 Work Trends That HR Leaders Can’t Ignore in 2021

… And in 2022. Several forces are shaping work this year and beyond, including employee experience, the gender wage gap, employee monitoring and the COVID-19 vaccine.

9 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Even as some knowledge workers return to the physical office — at least part-time — your job is to balance empathy and practicality. 

Technology and Innovation

The Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022

We expect these 12 technology trends to act as force multipliers of digital business and innovation over the next three to five years.

Gartner Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021

From artificial intelligence to small data and graph technology, leaders should think about leveraging these trends, which represent business, market and technology dynamics you cannot afford to ignore.

4 Impactful Technologies From the Gartner Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar for 2021

Culled from a list of 23, these key technologies will affect industries, organizations and consumer interactions in the next eight years — or less.

The Top 8 Security and Risk Trends We’re Watching

Cybersecurity mesh, identity-first security, security-savvy boards of directors and privacy-enhancing computation all make the list.

Business Priorities

How to Sustain the Accelerated Pace of Digital Business Transformation

Pause to find what’s working, evaluate how to hard-wire success into ongoing transformation and teach the new ways.

Building Strategic Assumptions? Don’t Ignore These 7 Drivers of Change

As you craft enterprise strategy, make sure to scope these sources of disruption to recalibrate your strategic assumptions and plans accordingly.

CEOs See Growth in 2021, Marked by 3 Shifts 

The Gartner CEO Survey shows that CEOs are placing their growth bets on new segments and increasing investment in digital initiatives.

Function-Specific Insight

The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2021

Cisco tops the list for the second straight year, followed by Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson finishing in second and third, respectively. See what sets these — and other — top organizations apart.

Top Priorities for Finance Leaders in 2021

“2021 is the year to pivot from discussions about the future to making real investments,” says Alexander Bant, Chief of Research, Finance, at Gartner. More progress is needed in 2022.

4 Strategies to Rev Up B2B Sales Growth in 2021

Sales leaders must prioritize a low-effort digital buying experience to meet customer expectations and drive digital commerce.

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