Accenture Research fielded a survey between February and April 2021 to 1101 executives with insights gathered from 2500+ global workers. This research spanned 11 countries and 10 industries. Econometric methods were employed to understand drivers of workforce and cloud transformation outcomes. The research also asked respondents to rate the strength of their organizations across identified levers. Their responses were ranked and consolidated into a single index score, confirming that a higher index score – reflecting stronger talent, governance, leadership, operating models, and culture – is associated with higher workforce and cloud transformation benefits. Lastly, we also estimated the effect of greater cloud adoption and the effect of the 5 levers on EBITDA growth.
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3 This analysis controls for differences between companies in different industries, in different countries, with different operating models as well as variations due to size.
4 Using econometric methods, we measure EBITDA growth (past 12 months) associated with 10pp higher cloud adoption and the activation of the 5 levers. This analysis controls for differences between companies in different industries, in different countries, with different operating models as well as variations due to size.