Top 10 Smarter With Gartner Articles in 2020

From future of work and top technology trends to how to lead through COVID-19, here are the top articles in 2020.

From COVID-19 to top technologies to trends across the business, Smarter With Gartner covers all the topics that executives in every organization need to know about. This year, the Smarter With Gartner team equipped executives with insights to operate in an environment of constant disruption and change.

Here are the top 10 Smarter With Gartner articles published in 2020.

No. 1:  9 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19

As the pandemic resets major work trends, HR leaders need to rethink workforce and employee planning, management, performance and experience strategies. A lot of the Smarter With Gartner content for 2020 addressed COVID-19 and how workplaces needed to respond and react. This article answered a question that many leaders are still asking, “What does the workplace look like after COVID-19?” Read now.

No. 2:  5 Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020

This is the most popular Gartner Hype Cycle each year, and it acts as a roadmap for CIOs and other leaders looking to be aware of and knowledgeable about new and emerging technologies. This year’s Hype Cycle highlighted 30 different technology profiles — from a list of 1,700 — organized into five different must-know trends, from beyond silicon to digital me. Read now.

No. 3:  4 Actions to Be a Good Leader During COVID-19 Disruption

It’s difficult to lead during times of great disruption. Mary Mesaglio, Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst, offers four key actions for leaders based on her work with executive leaders and their teams. She specifically focuses on actions for leaders at any level, and especially actions that might be overlooked. Read now.

No. 4:  Gartner Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics for 2020

From smarter, faster, more responsible AI to the decline of the dashboard, these top 10 trends for data and analytics will help guide leaders as their organizations move forward into 2021. Given the sharp shifts in the market and changing needs of the enterprise, these trends are key for a successful post-COVID world. Read now.

No. 5:  Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

One of the biggest branded pieces of Gartner research for the year, the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends highlights nine technologies that will have a significant impact on organizations in the next five to 10 years. This year’s list, released during the virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo®, features a video, infographic and an e-book download with all the details. Read now.

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No. 6:  10 Questions for an HR Pandemic Plan

2020 raised questions for leaders in every part of the business, but especially for HR leaders. This article highlights 10 different questions ranging from “Can our company operate with 25% or greater absenteeism?” to “Are there escalation procedures to get additional resources?” that HR leaders need to be able to answer. Read now.

No. 7:  With Coronavirus in Mind, Are You Ready for Remote Work?

Early in March, COVID-19 forced organizations to face difficult questions about moving fully remote in a very short amount of time, often with no strategy in place. This article provided insight for HR leaders on how to operate in the new normal. Read now.

No. 8:  10 Must-Read Business Books for 2020

In this article, Gartner experts shared their list of must-read books for business executives — from the recent to the classics — to help you hone your leadership skills and tackle the business and societal challenges of 2020. Read now.

No. 9:  Gartner Top 9 Security and Risk Trends for 2020

The shortage of technical security staff, the rapid migration to cloud computing, regulatory compliance requirements and the unrelenting evolution of threats continue to be the most significant ongoing major security challenges in this top trends list. Read now.

No. 10:  4 Ways to Ensure Social Distancing for On-Site Service Employees

While many organizations had questions about how to manage a newly work-from-home workforce amid a global pandemic, others were struggling with how to safely manage workers who needed to remain on-site. Social distancing became vital to these organizations alongside how to enact new rules in areas like social customs, scheduling shifts and collaboration. Read now.

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