DISRUPTION IS THE NEW ECONOMIC DRIVER

Disruption isn’t new, but the pace at which it’s forcing change is accelerating. The magnitude of its impact is growing, and the sheer complexity and cumulative impact of the interconnected forces confronting business leaders have never been greater.

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.

85%

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disruption is the primary strategic challenge confronting business and society as a whole

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the magnitude of disruptive forces impacting my organization will continue to increase over time

82%

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the frequency of disruptive forces impacting my organization will remain the same as today or continue to increase over time

2021 AlixPartners Disruption Index

We define disruption as the displacement of businesses, markets, and value networks as the result of economic, societal, environmental, political, regulatory, or technological changes. Technological innovations, in particular, serve as catalysts to accelerate other disruptive forces. Based on a survey of more than 3,000 senior executives around the globe, the 2021 AlixPartners Disruption Index reveals that cycles of disruption, which displace existing businesses, markets, and value networks in favor of newer ecosystems and relationships, have emerged as the central strategic challenge for business leaders today. Download our report to learn more about how the pandemic and other disruptive forces are confronting business today.

COMING SOON: THE 2022 ALIXPARTNERS DISRUPTION INDEX

The productivity imperative

The pace at which disruption is forcing change is truly unprecedented. The magnitude of its impact is growing, and the sheer complexity and cumulative impact of the interconnected forces have never been greater. Launching in January, the 2022 AlixPartners Disruption Index will analyze how business leaders are responding to the new realities of demographics, deglobalization, climate change, and technological acceleration.

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