Infosys research reveals a blueprint for the
21st century enterprise focused on live data,
responsible risk-taking and product-centricity
BANGALORE, India, March 7,
2023 /CNW/ -- Only 7% of companies have the correct
combination of culture and operating structure to boost growth from
digital technologies, according to new research from the Infosys
Knowledge Institute, the thought leadership arm of Infosys (NSE:
INFY) (BSE: INFY) (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation
digital services and consulting.
Digital Radar: The Next Digital Frontier, surveyed 2,700
business executives across the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, New
Zealand, China, and
India, and found that companies
that make decisions based on high quality, transparent data and
build a culture of responsible risk-taking are more likely to
deliver profitable growth in today's tough macro-economic
conditions. In addition, organizing around products, not process,
gets new products to market faster, increasing early-mover
This research suggests three differentiators for success: use
data internally, design organization culture to take responsible
risks and organize the business around products. Companies that
excel in these capabilities enjoy increased profit, brand
perception, and employee as well as customer engagement.
However, our report found that less than 10% of firms have mastered
these three differentiators, highlighting significant opportunities
for those that do.
Live Data: The report finds that only 5% of firms
currently implement what it defines as a universal 'live data'
approach. This is defined as data that is high-quality, timely, and
readily available across the organisation. These data practices
drive profit through better innovation and new product speed to
market. For instance, companies that follow robust data practices
for decision-making improved their new product introduction
capability by as much as 85%.
Product-centricity: Companies that organize their teams
around their product offerings, instead of business functions, are
50% more likely to be top performers in new product introduction
and improve both employee and customer engagement significantly.
Yet only half of respondent companies are currently organized in
this way, highlighting a tremendous market opportunity.
Responsible risk-taking culture: Finally, a company that
takes responsible, considered risks, backed by live data, is more
likely to create products faster, retain employees, and increase
profit than those that do not. We identified five culture levers
that can improve innovation fivefold: flexible leadership style,
leadership and employee diversity, data-driven leadership, rapid
test-and-learn, and encouraging risk-taking.
Together these findings further highlight that digital success
is contingent on the way a company organizes itself around
technology, rather than being something that can be delivered by
Mohit Joshi, President,
Infosys, commented; "We are at a time when businesses and
consumers are facing change, tough macro-economic headwinds, and a
challenging competitive environment. Leaders must see this period
as an opportunity to think differently, unlock new structures and
ways of working to drive much needed innovation and growth. Yet, in
practice, very few businesses are accomplishing this. The
opportunity lies in the hands of the C-suite to develop a 21st
century enterprise that builds resilience, agility, and growth into
their operating models."
Jeff Kavanaugh, VP
and Global Head at Infosys Knowledge Institute, said; "The
2023 Digital Radar reveals a new frontier for business. It outlines
three areas to spark innovation and bottom-line growth, showing
that highly successful firms recognize the relationship between
live data, product-centricity and a responsible-risk taking
culture. These companies are a step ahead on their digital journey
while caring for people and planet."
To read the full report, visit here.
Infosys Knowledge Institute used an anonymous format to conduct
an online survey of 2,700 business executives across industries
across the US, UK, France,
Germany, Australia, New
Zealand, China, and
India. To gain additional,
qualitative insights, the researchers interviewed subject matter
experts and business leaders. Linear regressions were then used to
analyze which technologies and business practices correlate with
profit and revenue growth.
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and consulting. Over 300,000 of our people work to amplify human
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and drive continuous improvement with always-on learning through
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innovation ecosystem. We are deeply committed to being a
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