, Beijing, May 15 (Reporter Xiao Xin) A newly released international business survey report for corporate executives shows that after the new crown epidemic, companies have been eliminated or their performance has been outstanding. The difference is mainly reflected in five aspects. The three "necessary" trends have been recognized by more than half of "high-performance" corporate executives.

  The survey was jointly carried out by the IBM Institute for Business Value and the Oxford Institute for Economic Research. The subjects of the survey were 3,000 CEOs from 26 industries in nearly 50 countries and regions around the world. During the epidemic, their performance was better than their peers.

  The "2021 CEO Survey Report-Identifying "Necessities and Winning the Era of Epidemic"" shows the priorities, plans and challenges listed by these CEOs, and explores the important factors that make them stand out.

Based on the opinions, cases and data of the CEOs interviewed, the "Report" summarizes three "necessary" trends for companies to respond to the "post-epidemic era": first, clear goals and agile actions; second, drive transformation, and technology is essential; Third, embrace supervision and adapt to changes.

  Focusing on these three "necessities", the "Report" proposes that the differences between companies with outstanding performance and companies with poor performance are mainly reflected in the five major areas.

  The first is whether the "strategic priority tasks" are prominent.

In this survey, the priority tasks of outperforming companies are more concentrated, while the responses of underperforming companies are more scattered.

The "Report" pointed out that no matter what specific areas the outstanding performance companies focus on, decisive strategic leadership allows them to stand out from the competition.

  The second is whether the "technical influence" is fully understood.

The "Report" shows that CEOs of under-performing companies often have insufficient awareness of the impact of technology and still focus on traditional market issues, while companies with outstanding performance focus on the risks and opportunities that emerging technologies will bring in the future.

  It is worth noting that the "Report" found that in China, some leading companies have taken the lead in taking actions to strengthen their digital capabilities and build a new generation of enterprise architecture to support the realization of their strategies and businesses.

  The third is whether it can adapt to the "remote collaboration" work model.

The "Report" shows that, driven by the epidemic, "ubiquitous" remote workplaces have become one of the key areas for outstanding performance companies in the future, and 50% of the CEOs of outstanding companies see this as a major challenge.

During this time, employee welfare has also received more attention, and the proportion of outstanding performers who support related work is 97% higher than that of underperforming ones.

  The fourth is whether to emphasize "cooperation and win-win".

When asked about the factors that have the greatest increase in importance in 2020, 63% of outperforming companies chose "partnership", and 78% of Chinese executives want their organizations to actively participate in the business ecosystem.

In addition, outperforming companies also emphasize customer relationships and user experience more than underperforming companies.

  The fifth is whether to attach importance to and ensure "network security".

The "Report" shows that among the respondents who regard cyber risk as one of the biggest challenges facing the next two to three years, the proportion of outperforming companies is 26% higher than that of underperforming companies.

High-performing companies recognize that technology is indispensable for cooperation, building culture, and promoting customer interaction. Therefore, digital security and trust must be integrated into their strategy.