Boyden Executive Survey

Asia-Pacific Regional Analysis: Strengthening the human-centric core of Industry 5.0

How can organisations thrive in a complex world of risk?


Asia-Pacific leaders have a broad focus, driving growth through digital transformation, innovation and diversification, while striving for visibility to inspire teams and drive change.  

Having the stamina and energy to focus also on leadership talent comes across as a challenge, with limited recognition of attracting/retaining talent as a valuable soft skill among senior leaders.

As Industry 5.0 gains momentum, our research shows that this era needs people-focused leadership. Human capital and digital capabilities need to be further aligned to maximise their potential, jointly and separately.

The business environment is impacted by geopolitical risk, economic volatility and rising costs. Maximising the skills and capabilities of boards, leaders, executives and teams is an on-going priority as human ingenuity drives us forward.

One of our respondents said, “Organisations need the right balance of top-down direction, based on strongly experienced leaders, and bottom-up proactiveness and ability to execute”.

Organisations need to be laser focused on how to attract and retain the talent they need.


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