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posted December 16th, 2014
As a 2014 study from Kornferry (the world’s largest executive search firm) shows, European Chief Communications Officers’ roles are moving above and beyond traditional responsibilities.
The study covers many IABC EMENA chapter countries: from Belgium and the Netherlands to France, and the United Kingdom.
In that study — which you can download here — one of the key findings is that the European CCO’s most valued competencies are focused around the ability to ‘foster and support enterprise-wide across corporate culture and values, while bridging diversity across multiple countries and languages’.
Considering our EMENA cultural context — and the continuing pan-European expansion of business — that is understandable. But there is one criterion that sits above all others.