IT Management Slideshow: Why Your CEO, CFO are Losing Sleep

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-23-2010

Why Your CEO, CFO are Losing Sleep

Only 45 percent of CEOs/CFOs surveyed voice optimism about prospects for U.S. economic growth over the next 12 months - 6 percent less than in 1Q 2010.

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37 percent of senior execs with internationally marketed companies express confidence about the global economy, down from 47 percent in 1Q.

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76 percent of those surveyed at top companies expect positive revenue growth over the next 12 months.

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38 percent of CEOs, CFOs at top companies anticipate double-digit percentage growth over the next 12 months.

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Only 14 percent of respondents from these companies expect zero revenue growth within the next 12 months.

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Only 12 percent of respondents expect negative revenue growth.

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Despite expectations of positive revenue growth, only 29 percent of executives plan major capital investments over the next 12 months, down from 32 percent in 1Q 2010.

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78 percent of respondents say lack of demand continues to be the main potential barrier to growth - up 4 percentage points from 1Q.

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52 percent are concerned about increased taxation harming revenue growth, up 7 percentage points from 1Q 2010.

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50 percent are concerned about the impact of legislative/regulatory pressures when it comes to revenue growth, up 2 percentage points from 1Q.

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54 percent of respondents plan to add employees to their workforce over the next 12 months - nearly the same as 1Q 2010, and well beyond the 34 percent reported in 2Q 2009.

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44 percent of senior executives plan to keep the workforce level the same.

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Only a fraction of those surveyed plan to reduce their workforce.

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