What key factors shape performance in this new climate of slowing growth and increased uncertainty? 

Among the findings shown here, you will see that: ‘Performance paranoia’ is not a term that could be used to describe most leaders in our research. However, ‘project proliferation’ is.

Explore the findings on project proliferation & consolidation by clicking here (or scrolling down).

Explore the findings on engagement & performance paranoia here (or scroll down).

Explore the findings on productivity and efficiency here (or scroll down).

Here we explore the key trends with respect to projects and initiatives over the past 6-8 months:

Q: Is there a proliferation of priorities, projects & initiatives?

Most leaders (85%) in our panel believe there are too many projects & initiatives competing for time, attention & resources.

Q: Are projects & initiatives being consolidated?

Two thirds of leaders (66%) say they have had projects or initiatives scrapped or stalled.

Q: How many projects & initiatives have been paused or scrapped?

The typical leader has had 3.7 projects & initiatives that they are involved in, paused or scrapped.

Here we explore the key trends with respect to engagement & performance paranoia over the past 6-8 months:

Q: How concerned are organization’s about engagement?

Most leaders (62%) are NOT concerned about engagement. However, 4 out of 10 are concerned, with half those very concerned.

Q: What is the level of performance paranoia?

Most leaders (90%) are NOT really paranoid about performance. But, they believe that 1 in 4 colleagues are.

Q: What is the level of productivity & efficiency?

Leaders put the average level of productivity & efficiency within their organizations at 67%.

  • 40% put productivity & efficiency at 75%+
  • 14% put it below 50%

Q: How popular are productivity drives?

Productivity drives are almost universal. All but one in 20 leaders say their organizations have launched a productivity drive.

Q: Have leaders arrived at a personal inflection point?

Many leaders are at a moment of re-evaluation in both their professional and personal lives.

9 out of 10 leaders have seen colleagues or peers reach a ‘personal inflection point”.

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