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Digital Innovation in Mobility

Global Workforce

November 2017

One of the biggest challenges for Global Mobility will be how to bring digital innovation closer to the core of their function, disrupt their own ‘business as usual’, and identify moments to adopt, adapt and embrace digital themes. So what are the different roles of global mobility function in the digital age? And what tools are available to tackle the challenges?

Overview

The future of global mobility function will be very different to that of today. The proliferation of disruptive technology are transforming business models and radically changing the workplace and how work is done.

Our key findings

Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital trends survey results suggest that the challenges and change for organisations will be most notable in three main areas:

  1. Digital Workforce
  2. Digital Workplace
  3. Digital Mobility

Global mobility functions today are under pressure to fully understand and embrace new changes and their emerging roles by redesigning talent practices, experimenting with digital, and by building a compelling assignee experience.

Various tools and workforce models are available to organisations to make employees live easier and companies more efficient:

  1. Automation
  2. Gig economy and crowdsourced talents
  3. Workplace tools
  4. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Deloitte expert viewpoint

"As the business environment pace of change accelerates, it is no longer the strongest businesses that survive and thrive – but rather the ones that adapt. Above all, digital innovation needs to be at the core of companies’ business models. One of the biggest challenges for Global Mobility will be how to bring digital innovation closer to the core of their function, disrupt their own ‘business as usual’, and spot moments to adopt, adapt and embrace digital themes at the earliest opportunity."

Kevin Frewin, Director, Global Workforce

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