Recent Release | 22 Feb 2021

The Work Ahead: Digital First (to Last)

Thought Leadership Team

Oxford Economics

A detailed study of how technology is impacting businesses and the workforce, based on a global survey of 4000 executives and in-depth interviews to explore the impact on ten industries, carried out in mid-2020, with businesses adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The research tracks significant changes since the last Work Ahead study published by Cognizant in 2016, as the business community increasingly integrates digital technologies into their ways of working. The rise of new machines, new generations of talent and new business models based on insight and intelligence – all accelerated by the pandemic – present new challenges for businesses adapting to the next stage in the evolution of the digital economy.

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