Whether to gain a competitive advantage or mitigate risk, companies continually evolve by reshaping their strategy and restructuring their organization to deliver better, lasting results for all stakeholders. As business models evolve, organizations themselves evolve, driven and enabled by digitization and automation, and fundamental shifts in workforces such as five generations in the workforce and the one-hundred year life. These are not just changing the way that organizations behave or operate, they are changing the way organizations are fundamentally structured. Further, the attitude of companies to risk – what risks they should carry and how risk should be managed – is also evolving.
Global mobility functions need to carefully consider what their departmental priorities should be, how risks are mitigated and how best to structure their teams for optimal performance. Many organizations are transforming to become leaner, more focused, more inclusive and more predictive in their approach.