Video Backgrounds (Part 5)
Want your work to not only stand out but stick with your audience? Visuals that are memorable can make your presentations more impactful and motivational than those without. With our Video Backgrounds (Part 5) compilation, select from thematically curated visuals across a range of suggested and relevant topics for 2022. These backgrounds will complement your content with visual storytelling, which is proven to help execs remember at least 65% of what they learn.
According to Reuters, the stocks of companies that rate highly on sustainability reached record gains in 2021 as the MSCI World ESG Leaders' index rose 23% as of mid-December. This was its highest annual gain ever. Compared against the 14.4% return of the MSCI World Index, the growth of investor awareness and interest this year created a significant impact. And since Bloomberg projects global ESG assets to surpass $53 trillion by 2025, sustainability is clearly here to stay — so don't miss an opportunity to promote your company's efforts in this important area. (Slide 4)
Conversely, 2021 has ended poorly for emerging markets. Barrons reported that the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF lost 12% of its value since July 1st. This is judged against the S&P 500 which gained 9%. This is largely due to global inflation that drives up interest rates, off and on pandemic recoveries, and reform across markets like China. However, the second half of 2022 is seen by many as advantageous to emerging markets once inflation peaks and the US Federal Reserve tightens. Emerging markets will then become more attractive to investors and businesses. Therefore, emerging markets are a hot topic to consider in your presentations and growth strategies for the second half of 2022. (Slide 8)
Since the pandemic, global digital transformation has boomed. Tech consulting firm Veritis projects that the global digital transformation could lead to a $1 trillion market size by 2025. Top tech publisher ZDNet believes the top trends that will drive digital transformation in 2022 include hybrid, connected workplaces and hyper-automation that could accelerate a product or company's time-to-market. For instance, after this past year, over 44% of organizations have implemented automation initiatives and 54% want to use automation to improve operational efficiency in 2022. If you don't already have one, you need a digital transformation plan next year. (Slide 11)
Gartner estimated the use of collaborative platforms boomed by 44% between 2019 and 2021. At the same time, the research and consulting firm also forecast that 51% of global "knowledge" workers and 32% of all workers worldwide will be fully remote by the end of 2021. McKinsey has also estimated that 20% of the global workforce could work from home without any impact on productivity. As ZDNet reported, the difference between remote, hybrid, and flexible work will need to be more defined as we enter 2022. Wired magazine pointed out that workplace flexibility plans need to define "when" we work as well as "where." No matter what your plan, don't forget workplace flexibility in your company's 2022 policy. (Slide 12)
Gartner also predicted that companies need to focus on innovation strategies that include hyper-automation, AI engineering, and decision engineering to help them grow. Decision intelligence uses Decision-making frameworks and data to drive decisions. These will be backed up by hyper-automation efforts, which use many automated tools and platforms together in unison. As these trends will continue to accelerate as we reach 2025, they are important to plan for next year. (Slide 15)
AWith so many emerging technologies on the horizon with the potential to disrupt the business landscape that we know today, it's important to highlight your plans for future initiatives. For example, pay attention to the future-focused trends that pop up in the areas of automation, AI, manufacturing and supply chain, sustainable technologies and emerging areas like web3 and the metaverse. Think about how you can incorporate the potential of these changes in your core business as they grow into their own, and plan up to five years ahead with a transformation roadmap of where you could go once the tech catches up. For more help with that, check out our Innovation and Transformation framework. Thinking ahead can often pay off. (Slide 20)