Despite record levels of short-term optimism in the global economy, CEOs worldwide report heightened levels of anxiety regarding the business, economic, and, particularly, the societal threats confronting their organisations. PwC’s 21st CEO Survey sheds light on this seeming contradiction and the factors contributing to CEOs’ anxiously optimistic outlook on 2018 and beyond.
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Global Chairman Bob Moritz on CEOs' expectations and concerns for 2018. Duration 1:39
Canadian CEOs expressed a record level of confidence in the global economy. They’re also more positive about growth in their own organizations than their global peers are. Technology and digital disruptions are changing business models and creating growth opportunities. Our survey shows that Canadian leaders have yet to fully appreciate the extent to which technology will benefit and disrupt their organizations and improve customer experiences. Few Canadian CEOs believe building more trust in business is a priority—the Canadian results are significantly lower than those of their global counterparts.
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