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Barriers to Innovation

CFOs were asked, “What is the greatest barrier to your company being more innovative?”*

Too much bureaucracy30%24%
Being bogged down by daily tasks or putting out fires 27%20%
Lack of new ideas25%35%
Ineffective leadership16%9%
Don’t know1%11%

Workers were asked, “When evaluating a potential employer, how important is the company’s reputation for being innovative?”

43% Very important
44% Somewhat important
11% Not very important
2% Not at all important

Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 2,200 CFOs and more than 1,000 professionals working in an office environment in the U.S.

*Responses may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

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