The bar has never been higher for leaders confronted by a global pandemic, economic turbulence, and social upheaval. New research from Brunswick shows that key corporate stakeholders expect business leaders to adapt through these crises to be more accessible, transparent, and connected using digital and social media.
- Business leaders need to reach people where they are and earn their attention. 83% of employees and 86% of financial readers in the U.K. use social media to get information, for a second year in a row the data topped 80%.
- Connected Leadership is a competitive business advantage to attract and retain talent. Nearly half of all employees surveyed review at least one of a CEO’s social media accounts before they join a company, and two thirds of financial readers will check at least one of a CEO’s social accounts when learning more about them.
- CEOs must communicate in new ways because where and how people work won’t be the same after the pandemic. Given the upheaval 2020 has had on the workplace, it is important for CEOs to adapt to digital tools to reach employees, regardless of physical location. 60% of U.K. employees report doing most of their work in a different location and a third expect to still be working from home after the pandemic ends.
- Crises are magnified without Connected Leadership. During a crisis, executives are expected to respond with speed and transparency on social media.
3 to 1
employees and financial readers trust a CEO who uses social media more than one who does not.
8 out of 10
financial readers cite the importance of social media communications by CEOs during a crisis.
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