Focusing capital on the long term: short-termism: insights from business leaders August 30, 2015 | McKinsey researchers surveyed senior executives and board directors about the ways in which they balance short- and long-term priorities, as well as the time frames they use to decide on strategy and investments. They found that there is increasing pressure to produce short-term results, therefore hindering their ability to make strategic decisions. View the Resource Bailey J, Godsall J. Focusing capital on the long term: short-termism: insights from business leaders. McKinsey & Company and CPP Investment Board, 2015 December 26.