In today’s world, it’s not any one, single challenge facing business leaders. A multitude of interconnected and self-reinforcing forces are confronting executives at any one time. This constant bombardment leads to concerns over losing control, and business models and strategies which have proven themselves successful over time are fast becoming obsolete.

In early 2020, we unveiled our first annual report, AlixPartners Disruption Insights, identifying the factors driving disruption in business just as COVID-19 reached crisis levels around the world. The global study pinpointed the five factors contributing to the “disruption economy” with four businesses strategies for success.

In 2021, we followed our 2020 Insights report with the AlixPartners Disruption Index. Our ongoing research showed how even though CEOs are confronted by disruption today more than they ever have been, the pandemic wasn't one of their top concerns. From technological innovations to shifts in consumer behaviors to changing regulatory landscapes, business leaders are grappling with multiple, concurrent forces that are upending how they do business.

Now, in 2022, the AlixPartners Disruption Index exposes the new realities of changing demographics, technological acceleration, deglobalization, and climate change. In this latest study, we hope to provide even more perspective on these challenges and, most importantly, greater insight into what best-in-class leaders are doing to meet them.

Disruption is the new economic driver. Continue reading to learn how to capitalize on its opportunities and mitigate its risks.