Thirty-three manufacturing leaders participated in this poll conducted from April 18 to May 3, sharing their take on the issues of importance right now.
- Supply chain concerns continue – The majority of leaders ranked supply chain disruptions as the top topic for the remainder of 2022.
- Concerns over shortage of skills in specific locations continue – For 41% of leaders, shortage of skills in specific locations is the top talent concern.
- Workforce expectations pressuring future of work and corporate cultures – For nearly 80% of leaders, workforce expectations are a top concern for future of work and corporate culture.
- Malware & phishing attacks are top concerns – For nearly half of leaders, malware and phishing attacks affecting corporate finances are top cybersecurity concern.
- Sustainability initiatives expected to accelerate – Substantial progress will be made on carbon footprint initiatives and strategies by January 2023, say 73% of leaders.
- Leaders’ commitments to DEI continue – More than two thirds of CEOs agree that their companies will hire and/or promote at least 20% more underrepresented employees than at present.
- Remote work becoming the new normal – More leaders expect corporate office employees will continue working fewer days in the office than pre pandemic compared to the 2020 CEO survey.