The twin motors of technology and innovation have long driven corporate America. But after much time and attention spent on digital transformation, more is needed to be future-fit.
Amid tumultuous and often unprecedented events, North American businesses need to extend and blend data-intensive ways of working into two key areas that will help them get the full value of their tech investment and be perpetually prepared for the future: talent management and their environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts.
In our work to define what it takes to be future-ready—and how close businesses are to reaching a future-ready state—Cognizant commissioned Economist Impact to conduct a survey of 2,000 senior executives from across industries and geographies, as well as create a future-ready benchmarking tool (see our full report, "Ready for anything: what it means to be a modern business").
Our own analysis of this data underscores what executives in North America and globally need to do now to prepare.