Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Creating Strategy in a Volatile World

Published: 22 January 2020

ID: G00463597

Analyst(s): Ian Cox , Noah Rosenstein


In a rapidly changing and uncertain world, leading digital enterprises are revising their approach to business strategy. Drawing on the 2019 Gartner Strategy Survey, this report provides CIOs with advice on preparing themselves and their enterprises to create business strategy in a volatile world.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • CIOs Must Play a Bigger Role in Creating Business Strategy
  • Keep Business Strategy Focused on the Overall Direction of the Enterprise
    • Gartner’s Recommended Contents of a Strategy
    • Key Information Is Often Left Out of the Business Strategy
  • Increase the Frequency of Strategy Reviews to Keep Pace With a Volatile World
  • CIOs Must Prepare Their Enterprises and Themselves to Create Strategy in a Volatile World
  • Methodology

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