Among the top three threads for business growth, CEOs named state over-regulation (78%), lack of specialists with key skills (73%) and government fiscal policy towards budget deficit (72%), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (72%), increasing taxes (70%), and lack of cyber security (61%).
Interestingly, many successful consumer brands such as PepsiCo, Nike, Facebook, McDonald's or Unilever are absent from the ranking.
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For the study, the partner company Lightspeed Research has surveyed 7,500 adult respondents from the U.S.
Having studied more than 300 companies from three European countries, the McKinsey team has proved that co-creation skills are an important capability of a business and it can pay off, if managed properly.
The study has uncovered three main trends that will reposition the traditional views on family as an institution.
While most of the respondents (62%) think that their marketing initiatives meet expectations, a deeper look shows that more than a half believes their companies waste money on marketing and lack understanding of their consumers.
This year's Black Friday will generate sales growth of 80-100% comparing to the last year's sales of around £100 million.