Business leaders are enthusiastic about AI’s potential to make their organizations more efficient – 90% of global senior executives surveyed in 2018 said they expected AI to positively impact growth, and 86% of respondents said that it would impact productivity.
“Most business leaders understand the need to change, but making it happen is easier said than done. In our experience, those leaders who are most successful at driving growth in their organizations are deliberate and disciplined in the way they do it.”
What do ‘CEO Academy’ companies do that enables them to develop such a strong pipeline of future leaders? First, they understand ‘The Value of People’; second, they look ‘Outside and Inside’ for advice and best practices; and third, they maintain a strong ‘Focus on the Future’.
Talent challenges create real hardship — hampering innovation and delaying implementation of critical projects, according to survey findings. Enterprises rank the difficulty of finding, retaining, upskilling and reskilling talent among the three most pressing issues they will face in 2019.
via Everest Group
Product management is one of the most critical talent pools for any company that is writing software but often does not get the right level of attention. Having a world-class product management function requires a multipronged approach under a holistic talent-management program.