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TCS 2021 Global Leadership Study: Key Findings Report


Discover What Senior Leaders at Top Performer Companies Do Differently

TCS conducted a major research study to understand how large global companies have recalibrated their strategies through 2025. We asked more than 1,200 senior leaders of large global companies 15 key industries across 14 countries:

“How do you plan to balance innovation with optimization from now through the mid-2020s?”

Specifically, we wanted to know how they were planning across four arenas of their businesses:

The TCS 2021 Global Leadership Study revealed these 4 essential takeaways:

Senior Leaders recognize that continued growth and profitability will likely come from new collaborators (even competitors), new digital offerings, and new industries and ecosystems  Read more


Senior Leaders predict innovation and a customer & employee centricity need to drive their culture more than shareholder value Read more


In an increasingly digital business environment, Senior Leaders predict many areas of the organization will be subject to cyberattacks Read more


Most Senior Leaders predict that optimization will be more important than innovation for organizational growth and profitability between now and 2025  Read more

Comparing Leaders and Followers

What do the best companies do differently than all the rest to meet evolving digital challenges? This report uses the terms “Leader” and “Follower” throughout to refer to these two subsets of our 1,206-survey population as defined below. Read more

The Big Takeaway?

Even with the growth in massive digital opportunities Senior Leaders anticipate, most are significantly underestimating the amount of innovation they will need to compete.

Our Recommendations

The survey uncovers 6 recommendations for Senior Leaders and their executive teams to enable them to successfully navigate their business in the mid-2020s. Read More 





Where are Senior Leaders planning to focus their efforts between now and 2025?


The Global Leadership Study asks: What is more important for the mid-2020s? Explore the 4 Essential Takeaways.

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