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Chief executives have plenty of concerns heading into 2022, yet many are optimistic about this year. Mikel Jaso

Omicron, Inflation and Labor Shortages: CEOs Brace for Change in 2022

Executives are shifting operations to better deal with future surprises. ‘We’re winning the war, but it’s not over yet.’

Offices remain largely empty as Covid-19 cases surge. Rising inflation is likely to keep prices high through this year. Workers are quitting their jobs at historic rates, pushing up the cost to retain them.

Chief executives have plenty of concerns heading into 2022. And yet many are optimistic about this year, saying they have stopped trying to guess when the virus will stabilize and instead are shifting their operations in ways that allow them to better cope with future surprises.

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