The paper explores the key trends in the manufacturing findings – especially where IM trend varies from the survey sample.
Like their peers in other sectors, industrial manufacturing CEOs have renewed confidence in their companies’ growth prospects.
Which factors are influencing them most? Customer demand tops the list, uncertainty about economic growth comes second. Talent is critical, too.
We also identified three strategic focal points to achieve that growth: innovation, talent and a shared agenda with government. These three business imperatives have always had their place on the CEO agenda. But now, with the worst fears of the crisis behind them and an emerging recovery ahead, CEOs are adopting new attitudes and approaches, tailored to deal with the issues of the multi-speed global recovery that they hope is underway.