WHAT’S STOPPING BIG IDEAS?
Barriers to Innovation
CFOs were asked, “What is the greatest barrier to your company being more innovative?”*
|Being bogged down by daily tasks or putting out fires||33%||49%|
|Lack of new ideas||26%||5%|
|Too much bureaucracy||12%||9%|
|Don’t know/no answer||7%||29%|
Workers were asked, “When evaluating a potential employer, how important is the company’s reputation for being innovative?”
|28% Very important|
|53% Somewhat important|
|15% Not very important|
|3% Not at all important|
Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 270 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in Canada, and more than 400 professionals working in an office environment in Canada.
*Responses may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.
© 2017 Robert Half International Inc.