We’re excited to announce therelease of our latest reportin collaboration with author and journalist, Laurence H Knight:The Globalization of Teams: How new ways of working are leveling the playing field & accelerating growth.
The world of work has changed significantly over the past few years, and now we’re on the cusp of a new phenomenon: the Globalization of Teams. This shift builds on and accelerates existing remote work trends, opening businesses up to lucrative new opportunities on a global scale.
But this transition won’t just benefit businesses; it’s set to level up whole economies and provide a more inclusive work environment for marginalized workers across the globe. And that’s exactly what our Global Teams report explores.
In it, Laurence provides expert insight into the global talent market, global-first businesses, and economic convergence. He also tackles the all-important question: could global teams be the great equalizer of our time?
The report takes you on a historical journey, traveling back to the beginnings of globalization, through to the emergence of remote work within the knowledge industries, and finally provides a glimpse into the future. A future powered by Global Teams.
It’s an essential read for all business leaders and HR professionals who work within knowledge industries because the Globalization of Teams will affect us all. It’ll change how we hire talent, how we collaborate with our co-workers, how we operate our businesses, and, ultimately, how we build solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
We chose to collaborate with Laurence on this report due to his extensive experience as a journalist, author, and consultant specializing in the political economy of technological change. He’s spent over a decade working at the BBC and co-authored the book “How Do We Fix This Mess?” about the global financial crisis with Robert Peston.
“At the time of the first lockdown, I was working as a radio documentary maker. It came as a shock to me that I could do my entire job without needing to step foot inside an office or even a recording studio,” says Laurence. “Suddenly I was liberated from commuting. Better still, I could work from any location I wanted, for any employer in the world I wanted. And what is true for me is also true for perhaps a third of all workers in high-income countries. Clearly, the implications of this for the global economy are going to be huge and irreversible.”
We’re thrilled to be able to share our report with you and dig deeper into what the future of work holds for businesses, economies, and societies alike.