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To Meet Growth Ambitions in 2014, Senior Executives Must Break Through Talent Constraints

Published: 09 April 2014

ID: G00263088

Analyst(s): Diane Morello

Summary

As growth skyrockets as a top priority in 2014, senior executives in Gartner's 2014 survey point to talent as the single biggest potential constraint. With digital business a primary driver, how will senior executives crack the challenge?

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Inadequate attention to talent — particularly in areas that fuel digital business competition — will forestall the ambitious growth that 80% of senior executives identify in their strategic priorities
  • Senior executives who treat digital capabilities as separate from the expertise and knowledge required to fuel those capabilities will expose their businesses to unanticipated risk
  • Remarkably few senior executives have adapted their leadership styles to the digital age, a blind spot that may stymie growth ambitions and alienate global workforces

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