The 2019 Worldcom Confidence Index is an invaluable benchmark for the confidence levels of business leaders. In our second annual Confidence Index, we commissioned Advanced Symbolics Inc. (ASI), a research company that uses artificial intelligence (AI), to create a fully representative understanding of what audiences are saying. We captured and analysed the online contributions, in nine languages, of 58,374 CEOs and CMOs globally. This enabled us to identify which topics are highest on the leadership agenda, and how confident or concerned leaders are about the topic.
Since we published our first Confidence Index, world events such as: the US/China trade war, Brexit, Amazon forest fires, the Hong Kong crisis, the increasing pace of global warming and the resurgence of diseases such as Measles, have continued to create a more uncertain world. Our second Confidence Index shows exactly how confident or concerned business leaders are about dealing with these challenges.
This year’s findings have uncovered a 21% decline in confidence globally since 2018.
The top seven findings for France are:
#1 French confidence levels have improved five per cent since 2018
#2 Influencers climb to #2 audience for leaders’ attention but shareholders see biggest increase
#3 Employee-related topics dominate leaders’ agenda
• Upskilling and reskilling the most discussed topic but has the second lowest CI score
• Employee-related topics take four out of top six topics
• Employees have the third lowest CI score of all audiences
#4 French leaders are moderately confident about their corporate image and brand reputation but concerned about their ability to protect it in a crisis
#5 The media matters and French leaders are confident about its impact
#6 France is concerned about data privacy and protection
#7 French leaders concerned about cybercrime and data privacy and protection
The Global report for the Worldcom Confidence Index 2019 can be seen here. You can view the full France report here or see the deck below. To have the best viewing experience please use full screen mode.