Gartner Top Insights 2019-2020

2019 - 2020 Top Insights
for the C-Suite

How to excel at both strategy and execution

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    Today’s business environment is characterised by disruption

    Business leaders today face a very challenging business environment marked by significant change, emerging technology trends, competition, uncertainty — and opportunity. Although many organisations 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.

    Download this eBook to learn how to:

    Thrive by embracing disruption

    Learn how progressive business leaders embrace turns as a prime opportunity to seize and sustain a competitive edge.

    Set a strategy for success

    Learn actions that functional leaders across the enterprise are taking to improve their execution.

    Drive forward your organisation's objectives

    Re-align your business strategy model and drive forward the organisation's objectives.

    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. This makes business strategy planning a complex process for executives. Additionally,  turns of fortune may be sudden and can blindside you unexpectedly, disrupting even the most robust business strategy plan. Many organisations 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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    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