New Gartner CEO Survey Calls 2020 “The Year Of Recession”

The Year Of Recession

Even before COVID-19 began to wreak havoc on the global economy, CEOs and business leaders were anticipating that 2020 would be a year of downturn. But few were preparing for a sharp decline in business. In order to successfully lay the groundwork for recovery, it’s critical to understand how learnings from enduring issues faced by CEO’s, combined with the historic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, can be leveraged to emerge stronger than ever.


This “2020 Gartner CEO Survey: The Year Of Recession,” captures the state of the CEO mindset just before the pandemic crisis hit. It paints a clear picture of how business executives can leverage this time to transform their business – and most importantly, adapt to plan for recovery.



Access your complimentary copy of the report now to understand why you should:

  • “Leverage economic shifts to ensure economic growth scales quickly and efficiently. Deduplicate and downsize digital role proliferation. Automate operations, flipping crisis changes into productivity gains.”
  • “Reach for digital primacy – Accelerate the building of digital competencies into the company’s core, making it default “business as usual.” Shift resources from traditional business methods and models into their newer digital replacements. Close, sell or exit activities in digitally imperiled markets
  • “Activate 2020’s megatrends that will become the core engines of growth and longer-term resilience after the economic reset. Uncover the board’s real views on climate change and stakeholders. Develop the right level of ideas for carbon control and stakeholder inclusion. Educate the CEO to be an AI application-smart realist and develop scenarios for machine customers.


…and more about the data and key takeaways behind these insights.



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Gartner, 2020 Gartner CEO Survey: The Year of Recession, Mark Raskino, David Furlonger, Partha Iyengar, Jorge Lopez, 15 May 2020