The higher the risk, the greater the return is a basic premise believed to also apply to business. The true art behind managing a business lies in maximizing profit while minimizing risk. It seems that CEOs abroad appear to be doing better at this balancing act than Swiss CEOs according to their self-assessment as expressed in KPMG’s CEO Outlook.
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.
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.