Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 -- The Beacon Group launched a Strategic Readiness "Quick Poll" to help organizations gauge where they stand and how well positioned they are to deal with current stresses and, more importantly, the future opportunities. The poll gathered opinions in two areas, Organizational Focus and Organizational Energy. 54% of respondents feel their organizations have Some viable options for crafting their own future, whereas 28% feel they have Many options and 16% feel they have Few options. These results coincide with the 52% that describe the pace at work as Running and 41% who feel the horizon for decision making has become Shorter.
Doug Williamson, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Beacon Group, noted, "While the mood across all sectors is sombre, it is important to recognize that responses to the current economic crisis have hardly been uniform. I believe organizations have a unique opportunity to get back to basics, focus on core business and reconnect with customers."
The Beacon Group's Strategic Readiness poll also indicated that an overwhelming 89% C- level leaders, HR and senior executives report they are spending energy on Today and Tomorrow and no one is thinking about yesterday. Over-all, the consolidated results indicate a sense of high Energy, but with mediocre Focus. This is illustrated with overall results falling at the low end of the "Game Day Ready to Win" quadrant. The poll further found that 72% of leaders are Focused & Engaged while 20% reported they were Overwhelmed. "At the end of the day it's important to remember, while events may not have been to their choosing, the way in which leaders respond is - and they have choices! The fact that our poll suggests leaders are focused and engaged is a very positive signal," added Williamson.
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