Going the Distance
As we move into 2021, social distancing is a top priority for C-level executives. While they manage their business with social distancing, the protocols aren't ideal for productivity, finds a survey by consulting firm West Monroe. More than half say they primarily work remotely to avoid social distancing, and 40% say it's the biggest hindrance to employee productivity.
Mergers and acquisitions are another 2021 priority, with 43% of executives strongly considering acquisitions in the next six to 18 months, the survey finds.
Technology investment is also top of mind. Most (69%) executives say they will prioritize technology investments, even after 57% already tried new data and analytics technologies during the pandemic, the report says.