Strategy

Speed, innovation and digitalization as businesses’ top priorities

Boosting speed to market, fostering innovation and implementing disruptive technologies are the top three strategic priorities of global businesses. That is one of the findings of this year’s global, cross-sector survey of around 1,300 CEOs conducted by KPMG.
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Skilled labor shortage: Swiss CEOs optimistic on an international comparison

Which talents are needed and how can companies ensure that they have these experts on board in the near future? The majority of CEOs surveyed abroad for the KPMG CEO Outlook expect about 5 percent of positions in their companies will be lost to automation within the next three years. Swiss CEOs are much less gloomy and find this scenario rather implausible.
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CEO Outlook: Transformation capacity as a strategic success factor

Half of the 50 CEOs interviewed in Switzerland (of 1,200 CEOs interviewed worldwide) stated that they are planning major transformations in their respective companies in the next three years. Today’s transformation is a continuous flow of incremental steps, which allows for quick adjustments and corrections, speed to market and measurement.
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CEO Outlook: Strategic cornerstones of CEOs in Switzerland

In a global survey, KPMG asked the opinion of 1,200 CEOs, of which 50 are based in Switzerland. In regard to their most pressing issues in the coming years, there are some clear indications where the journey might be going. Swiss CEOs would like to speed up their go-to-market processes for products and services.
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Aligning board talent with strategy – a key challenge

KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute surveyed more than 2,300 directors and senior executives across 46 countries. The survey identified the key challenges or barriers to building high-performing boards, as well as the steps boards are taking to overcome these hurdles and position themselves as strategic assets for their companies.
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Business Reporting: Room for improvement

Annual reports need to provide more in-depth strategy discussion, backed by relevant operational KPIs so that investors can take a longer-term view of corporate health and performance – according to KPMG's second annual Global Survey of Business Reporting.
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