The graph below was created using Google’s graphing tools. This horizontal bar graph shows the relative frequency that companies indicate is their most important priority over the next three years. The data in the graph is based on a Bain & Company survey taken in 2011. Bain & Company published the results of their survey in a report entitled “Management Tools & Trends 2011”. This report can be accessed by clicking here (PDF file). This data should be good benchmarking information for companies.