Charlotte Harrison considers whether a lack of certain skills could be stopping firm growth in its tracks

Firms could be facing significant barriers to growth in years to come. Research shows four out of five senior people working in professional services in the UK believe their organisation is facing a future leadership skills crisis.

And, while many firms are already investing in ways to future-proof their business model – such as new technology, automation and ESG processes – the latest NSCG research shows this may not be enough.

Almost 90 per cent of senior professional services executives we spoke to told us they were particularly concerned that future firm leaders didn’t have the necessary skills to drive two key agendas forwards: digitalisation and green.

Why these skills matter