Crisis Innovation Leadership Poll – A2K Partners Publishes Future of Work Series Survey Results

Future of Work Survey Poll Results 2020

Leaders are shifting priorities to act in foresight and innovate with urgency.

Since March of 2020, we’ve seen a dramatic contrast between the typical pace of organizational change management projects and the immediate need for innovation that has been created by unforeseen conditions of the global pandemic and economic downturn. These initiatives were already urgent; it’s just that they didn’t feel as mission critical as they do now.

In a series of 10 virtual executive round table webinars spanning from May through November of 2020, A2K Partners silent polled leaders from more than 450 companies across every vertical and industry about about the options they were pursuing to position their organization to exit in a better position than before the crisis hit.

The questions evolved from several reports indicating where companies historically applied strategies to innovate during crises and improve their overall position during the last three economic downturns. The four areas successful organizations placed focus on were work redesign, reskilling/upskilling, employee productivity, and process optimization/automation to create options and maximize opportunities to reap wins.

The audiences consisted of Public Sector, SMB, SME and Large Enterprise leaders from Director through C-Level executives across every major functional area (department) of the organization.

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Poll Question #1

Which of these are your company implementing or considering to implement in the next 6 months? (Select all that apply)

Permanent Work Anywhere
0%
Freelance Talent Strategies (Upskilling/Liquid Workforce)
0%
Improving Employee Experience/Engagement
0%
Increasing Workforce Productivity
0%
Process Optimization/Acceleration
0%
Increasing IT Security
0%

Poll Question #2

Which of these preventative measures are you implementing to compensate from crisis impacts ? (Select all that apply)

Cash preservation/Cost reductions
0%
Headcount reductions
0%
Shifting investments from capex to opex
0%
Accelerating strategic initiatives
0%
Delaying strategic initiatives
0%

Poll Question #3

What are the top challenges your organization is facing when it comes to employee experience?  (Select all that apply)

Streamlined employee onboarding
0%
Assured offboarding
0%
Wellbeing and resiliance
0%
Building new work norms
0%
Developing capabilities to lead teams remotely
0%
Accelerate time to proficiency in a new or changed role
0%
Opening up access to new talent pools
0%

Poll Question #4

How are you planning for your workforce to primarily work going forward? (Select all that apply)

Remote first
0%
Remote last (Mostly in-office)
0%
Hybrid (Both remote and in-office)
0%

Poll Question #5

Which of these IT security outcomes matter most to you  (Select all that apply)

Risk mitigation: Preventing security breaches due to identify compromise, "ZeroTrust" security model
0%
Cost reduction: Retiring expensive on-prem infrastructure, maintaining control, centralizing auditing and access
0%
Simplifying operations: Automating user onboarding and offboarding via consolidated directories and single source of truth
0%
Driving innovation: Focus people on delivering great customer service using best of breed cloud apps
0%
Growth acceleration: Frictionless workforce access to apps from anywhere on any device
0%

Participating Organizations

Ryan Specialty Group
St. Jude Medical
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
UT Dallas
Flex
McDonald’s Corporation
GMR
CNO Financial Group
Publicis
Inventus Power
Boncura Health Solutions
U.S.Cellular Corp
Zurich Insurance Company
Northwestern Medicine
US Cellular
Tate & Lyle
Covenant Services Worldwide
NiSource
ZS Associates
Ryerson
Metals USA
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Medline Industries, Inc.
Expeditors International of WA, Int’l – SAN
Starbucks
CPI Card Group
Allied Universal
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
Compass Group
Toray Composite Materials
Amazon Acts security
Kaiser Permanente
F5 Networks
Daimler Trucks North America
Sodexo
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Vitas Healthcare
Microsoft
Cox Communications
Sylvan Road Capital
Plano ISD
PPC Partners Inc.
Owens & Minor
Sage
Price Industries
The Home Depot
Avanos Medical
Universal Alloy
Truist Financial
Plano Independent School District
NCR
AT&T
ARRIS
Sierra Wireless
UPS
American Cancer Society
ADVA
DCP Midstream
Staples
CommonSpirit Health
Travelport
ADT Security
Junior Achievement of South Florida
Optum
Compassion International
MultiCare Health System
Intrado
Denver Water
PAE
WSP
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
Four Seasons Resort and Residences
MPLX (Marathon Petroleum)
SAP
Viasat
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Cisco Systems
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Fidelity Investments
KPFF
John Muir Health
NVIDIA
Universal Music Group
Clorox
Trend Micro
Chevron
TDK InvenSense
Intuitive Surgical
Apttus
Mentor
Cubic Transportation Systems
Samsung Electronics
Ross Stores, Inc.
NetApp
Expeditors International of WA
HP
RGP
PRO Unlimited
The Clorox Company
Juniper Networks
Lam Research
Wells Fargo Bank
Vituity
CSUN
Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory
ZS
Calwater
Pro Unlimited Inc.
Hitachi America
CSAA
Aimbridge Hospitality
Kimberly-Clark
Fitness Connection
University of Texas at Dallas
Huawei Technologies
McKinney Independent School District
Kimberly Clark
Rexel
Rexel USA Inc.
Valet Living
Albertsons / Tom Thumb Distribution Center
BNSF Railway
Kuehne + Nagel
EMSI
UNT
Arcis Golf
Interstate Batteries
Ocwen Financial Corporation
Capital one
CBRE
Lennox International
Texas Capital Bank
Edelman
BSWH
USAA
Atmos Energy
CRO, Inc.
Vizient inc
Ciena
Thomson Reuters
CAE
Dolco Packaging a Division of Tekni-Plex.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
SRS Distribution
Parsons Corp
Texas de Brazil
Main Event Entertainment
Flowserve
Trinity Industries

Stream Energy
Toyota Financial Services
Consolidated Restaurant Operations
ISG
Cable & Gauge
Bayer US
DocuSign
Societe Generale
Citigroup
DL Enterprises
Harlem Consulting
Foxberg Media
World Metals Global
Millennium Partners/AF Capital
Goldman Sachs
MSCI
TD Bank
Ingredion
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
PSEG
UBS
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Samsung Electronics America
NBC Universal
Horizon BCBS
Global Medical Resoirts
Wiley
Perusahaan Perseroan PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia
Temple University
Mount Sinai South Nassau
PVH
A+E Networks
Einstein College of Medicine
Hogan Lovells
GSI
Ukrainian National Federal Credit Union
Northwell Health
SEL Inc.
Deloitte
united health group
Empire State Development Corp.
New York Life Insurance Company
Den Norske Bank
AZZ WSI
HBO
CITI Group
Samsung
Refinitiv
MSKCC – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
CUNY
CareMount Medical
Havas
The University of Texas Health Science Center
S&P Global
PVH Corp.
Robert Walters
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Healthfirst
Bloomberg LP
EXL Service
New York Life
SUN PHARMACEUTICALS
Toll Group
PepsiCo
The Salvation Army Eastern USA
Montefiore
VNSNY – Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Alcon
Hospital for Special Surgery
Infor
xylem
Assurant
ACI Worldwide
Moffitt Cancer Center
Lowe’s
Floor and Decor Outlets, Inc.
Lennox Industries
Terminix
KEMET Electronics
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Seg
Shelby County Schools
Eastman
The Coca-Cola Company
Northwestern University
Honeywell
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Argos USA LLC
Emory University
CommScope Inc
Harris Teeter
Vanderbilt University
Novelis
Paradies Lagardere
Brighthouse Financial
ACS Solutions
Sonoco
L3H
Argos USA
Intertape Polymer Inc
Foodbuy LLC
Kalyn Siebert
Reynolds American, INC
SAS
Home Depot
Jeldwen Australia Pty Ltd
Jabil Inc
Intermec Technologies (S) Pte Ltd – Honeywell grp
VUMC
SAS Institute Incorporated
AdventHealth
Sands Fridge Lines
At Home Group
Dallas Independent School District
Oxy
Boxer Property
WOM USA
Direct Energy
GM Financial
Nova Southeastern University
Sysco
Baker Hughes
Sirius
Whatabrands LLC
Kimder Morgan
Cree Lighting
Lumen
Match.com
Interstate Batteries Inc.
The University of Texas Systems
Hi-Crush Inc.
Lehigh Hanson
Denbury Inc.
HollyFrontier Corporation
HOLLYFRONTIER
Waste Management
Motiva Enterprises LLC
Broward County Public Schools
Community Health Choice
Enlink Midstream
DFW International Airport
TTU
Sysco foods
Entergy
Jackson Health System
Pacific Northern
Shermco Industries
Vericast
GetixHealth LLC
Ethos Energy Group

Tejas Tubular
Epsilon
Percheron LLC
Ochsner Health
VIA Metropolitan Transit
PHP Agency
Raba Kistner
TMHCC
Crestwood Midstream Partners
YMCA Dallas
Southwest Transplant Alliance
Accor
Power House
DolEx Dollar Express, Inc.
Whitley Penn
PrimeSource Building Products
Liquid Environmental
The Peninsula Hotels
Ivy Technology
HUB International
ABB
Grant Thornton Curacao
Andersen Corporation
Dentons US LLP
Caterpillar
KUMC
3M Company
Nestle Purina
Raytheon BBN
Concord Hospitality
LSU
Peapod, LLC
Travelers
Commpassion International of Uganda
Retail Business Services (Ahold Delhaize USA)
Boeing
Tribune Publishing Company
Providence Health
BJC HealthCare
Phonak
Duracell
University of WI – Madison
Amdocs
Meritor
Cerner Corporation
Washington University
Arthur J Gallagher
Smiths Group
United Services
LSU Athletic Department
Caleres
MCD
3M
Embassy Suites
Wolters Kluwer
WPS
Medline Industries
Spectrum Reach
Henkel
Lesaffre Yeast Corporation
LUMEN (CenturyLink)
US Cellar
UL
Maritz
Signode Industrial Group
JLL
Aptar
Murphy Oil
TDS
UFG Insurance
Teleflex Medical
Embassy Suites Fort Worth
Teleflex Medical Asia
Amazon
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Hasbro
NBCUniversal
Patterson Companies, Inc.
Cubic Transportations Systems
Samsung Research America
Tutor Perini
Troon Golf
Aramark Leisure
Rebelshark
Compassion
Network Support Company
E. & J. Gallo Winery
UNLV
Realty Income
Southern Nevada Health District
University of Washington
EY
Johnson & Johnson
Gates
The Standard Insurance Company
Agilent Technologies Inc
Varex Imaging
Nu Skin International
University of Washington Housing and Food Services
Standard Insurance
Agilent
Rebel Shark
Quest Software
Lamb Weston
Nu Skin
Phibro Animal Health Corporation
Fulton Bank
Carecentrix
Akamai
Montefiore IT
K&L Gates LLP
Laureate Education Inc.
Netjets
GMS
University of Miami
PPD
Tresane Transformations
Barnes Group
CDK Global
Pasco County Schools
Belk, Inc.
SEPTA
Stanley Security
American Airlines
CoorsTek, Inc
MBTA
University Hospitals
Team Enterprises
FHI 360
DSW / Designer Brands
Berkshire Hathaway
Margaritaville Island Hotel
Lassonde Pappas
Victra
Global Industrial
WWE
Stanley Black & Decker
Safelite AutoGlass
Castle Group
Orlando Health
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Albany International Corp.
Kimball Electronics, Inc
Amodcs
GEP
Yale Health/Yale University
ConvaTec
Paychex
Planned Parenthood of WI
Sonitrol of WNY
UM FDSP Associates PA
Marriott
Rackspace
Southside Bank
Kroger
Global Payments
UT Southwestern Medical Center