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C-Suite priorities in 2021 and Beyond: A Winmark Report on the leadership agenda for global boardrooms

C-Suite priorities in 2021 and Beyond: A Winmark Report on the leadership agenda for global boardrooms

Reimagine your purpose
Reinvest in your business
Rejuvenate your people & your workplace

Read on for highlights of the research and links to leadership role-specific trends and priority issues for the Board, CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CHRO, CLO and CMO.

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Dr Steven Cooper - Chair of Experian UK & CEO of Aldermore Bank

Dr Steven Cooper - Chair of Experian UK & CEO of Aldermore Bank

"Building back a better, fairer, more diverse, inclusive society, whilst also doing much more on climate change will be areas where shareholders, colleagues and customers will become increasingly vocal if not enough is being done."
Manju Malhotra, CEO, Harvey Nichols

Manju Malhotra, CEO, Harvey Nichols

"The global pandemic demonstrated that businesses must be agile in order to react to unpredictable and dynamic situations. No-one could have foreseen the magnitude of COVID’s impact, and, like most, we have needed to adapt our strategies, overhaul our ways of working and shift the emphasis on our business priorities to adapt to the change in consumer behaviours and preferences."

C-Suite Top Six Priorities for 2021 - what's changed in the last year?

Leadership in the spotlight

Technology more business critical

Personal & Team effectiveness is key

Strategy requires renewed focus

Stakeholder Communications more important

People & Culture founded on strong purpose

Reimagine your Purpose

Reimagine your Purpose

Creating long-term shareholder value needs to consider a wide range of stakeholders. 43% of senior executives are prioritising enhanced stakeholder communications in 2021. It is more important than ever that leadership are visible, have a clear brand message and use open channels of communication with internal colleagues as well as shareholders, customers, the media and their communities. How are leaders embedding purpose into their strategic planning, talent management policies and ESG agenda?

How does Purpose impact an organisation's strategy across all functions? Why is it important?

Hear Stephen Pierce, Deputy MD & Chief HR Officer at Hitachi Europe

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Reinvest in your Business

Reinvest in your Business

53% of senior executives identified technology as a priority for 2021 with adoption of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence high on the agenda. Digitalisation has been accelerated across all departments with investment in resources and skills being key to success. With an increasingly complex, multi-channel approach to managing employees, customers, finances and operations, how can leaders keep up with the pace of change whilst maintaining robust infrastructure and data security?

How can business leaders plan and implement reinvestment strategies to re-shape the organisation for the 'new normal'?

Talita Ferreira, Non-Executive Director of Ford Credit Europe Plc and Tandem Bank, shares her ideas.

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Rejuvenate your People and your Workplace

Rejuvenate your People and your Workplace

A ground-up review of the purpose of places of work is underway. The location of workspaces, workplace design, training and professional development are in the spotlight. With remote or hybrid working here to stay for many, supporting physical and mental wellbeing is key. New strategies for innovation, collaboration and team performance management are required. How do you manage a hybrid workforce and re-energise your people? How will new technologies impact jobs and skills?

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