Gartner Top Insights 2019-2020

2019-2020 Top Insights for the C-Suite

How to excel at both strategy and execution

Today’s business environment is characterized by disruption

Business leaders today face a very challenging business environment marked by significant change, emerging technology trends, competition, uncertainty — and opportunity. Although many organizations find it hard to accelerate through the kinds of disruptions and mixed signals they face, Gartner research shows that there are ways to position the business to drive through disruption and come out ahead, but it takes concerted action and preparation.

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    “Lack of preparation creates business risk. In today’s business environment, being right is only half the battle. Companies also need to execute at speed — intensely pursuing strategy with confidence and discipline as the environment changes.”

    Mike Harris
    Executive Vice President, Research & Advisory
    Gartner

    Lack of preparation creates business risk. In today’s business environment, being right is only half the battle. Companies also need to execute at speed — intensely pursuing strategy with confidence and discipline as the environment changes.

    Mike Harris

    Executive Vice President, Research & Advisory, Gartner

    C-suite executives must prepare for the unexpected

    There’s little clarity on a range of economic, regulatory, cybersecurity, geopolitical and trade issues, and digital disruption has made widespread and multidimensional uncertainty the new normal. Turns of fortune may be sudden and can blindside you unexpectedly. Many organizations respond to turns by ad hoc changes, such as restructuring their enterprise architecture, but our research shows that some progressive business leaders do more than survive; they thrive — by embracing turns as a prime opportunity to seize and sustain a competitive edge.

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    Based on insights from Gartner clients, this e-book highlights the actions that progressive functional leaders across the enterprise, from supply chain managers to HR leaders, are taking to improve their execution and drive forward the organization’s objectives, especially through disruptive turns and uncertainty.

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