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Gartner ThinkCast

Sep 6, 2022

The 2008-2009 recession brought several key learnings to light for businesses long after they entered recovery. First among those lessons: Executive leaders who took bold, decisive action at the very start of economic contraction saw the greatest gains against their competitors post-recession. 


While many business and financial leaders looked forward to relief from burnout and a return to normalcy coming out of the pandemic, instead they now face new stresses: recession risks, talent shortages, and increasing pressure to tighten spending. In this episode — originally aired by our sister show, “CFOs’ Autonomous Future, The Gartner Finance Podcast” — Alexander Bant, Gartner’s chief of research for CFOs, dives deeper into the data, key lessons and takeaways from organizations that successfully navigated the 2008-2009 recession, and details nine key actions financial leaders can take today to continue to drive agility and digital transformation, and successfully navigate the next 12 to 24 months. 

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Download: 9 Actions for Winning Through a Recession: A 2022–2023 Playbook


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