This year has been deemed by many to be both one of global economic growth and geopolitical uncertainty. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has named its 2018 conference: “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” Bloomberg Business Week titled its New Year’s Day article: “The Global Economy Looks Good (Unless Somebody Does Something Stupid).” This outlook emphasizes that disruption has become a fact of life for businesses, so we forge ahead with optimism.
It is within this bigger context that CWM introduces its Global Mobility trends for 2018. Reflected in this year’s list, we anticipate a continuation of rapid evolution for the industry. It is becoming an increasingly mature, strategic area that aligns more than ever before with global business and people strategies. Most importantly, Global Mobility must be open to change, bring innovative ideas, and adapt to emerging technology solutions and shifting employee and consumer preferences.
For this year’s annual Perspectives article we present areas that, in many cases, are not new. However, for a variety of reasons, they will be influential in 2018, driving Global Mobility innovations.
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