Economics perspective on the most pressing CEO challenges


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As a special topic, this month’s Economics Watch offers an economics perspective on the most pressing challenges on the minds of the chief executives who responded to The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016. In this year’s survey, we see CEO respondents focusing on building organizational capability and high performing cultures around, engagement, inclusion, and continual improvement. Moreover we see a deep seated concern about global talent shortages and heightened awareness of the role of cost management and strengthening process improvement to mitigate risk. In addition, six big-picture trends emerge from the strategies CEO respondents selected to meet key business challenges. 

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Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts and in-depth global econo...Full Bio

Charles Mitchell

Charles Mitchell
Executive Director, Knowledge Content & Quality
The Conference Board

Charles Mitchell, the executive director, knowledge content & quality at The Conference Board, is responsible for the development of member-generated content and ensuring the objectivity, independence, accuracy, and business relevance of the organization’s research. In recent years he h...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D. (Host)
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon serves as chief economist, North America at The Conference Board. He oversees the labor market program, the U.S forecasting program, and the Help Wanted OnLine© program.

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