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IBM study: CEOs accept change as a permanent state

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IBM study: CEOs accept change as a permanent state

launch-admin May 8, 2008 0 511

Wake-up call for A/NZ executives

Seeking insight into the ‘enterprise of the future’ IBM yesterday released the findings of what it claims is the biggest global study of CEOs ever conducted.

Based on face-to-face interviews with 1,130 CEOs from 40 countries across 32 industries, including 69 executives in Australia and New Zealand, the study identified the main challenges likely to shape the future of business.

It revealed widespread concern by CEOs about their organisation’s ability to absorb and manage change as well as a widening gap between winners and losers in the global economy. Surprisingly, a high number of CEOs saw change as an opportunity to build new competitive advantage. Overall, 83 per cent of respondents expect substantial change in the future, an increase of 28 per cent in just two years. See the full report from computerworld here.


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