Happy New Year! Well, maybe, sort of. At least, we hope it'll be happy. But, a lot of people seem to have skipped right over that intoxicating, sweet period of hope-filled resolutions and sunk directly into some kind of gloomy hangover from 2008.
Preliminary data from our start-of-year 2009 Forecast Survey, which includes over 460 respondents, shows that there's not a lot of optimism out there right now. In fact, a mere 9% said it was very likely or a virtual certainty that the global economy will improve in 2009, and less than a quarter thought it very likely their own organizations would thrive in 2009.
Read the full 2009 workplace forecasts article, or listen to author Mark Vickers talk about what should be expected in 2009 in a 15-minute podcast with Total Picture Radio's Peter Clayton.