future of the Global
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Registration: 18:30-19:00, Conference:
Thomas R. Malthusstraat 5, 1066 JR Amsterdam
The conference language is English.
by our Moderator
Evalueserve Benelux and Omnisource International
and the speakers:
Strategy - Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Shell Global Solutions International
Workplace of the
future - scenarios and trends - Views of a global citizen
In today's world of increased globalization, "change" seems
to be the only constant variable. Marked by recent shifts in socio- political
environments complemented by advances made in technology have resulted
in an increased interdependence between countries and people. Since we
will all be living and working in a future world that promises to be different
from today in significant ways, the future of the global workplace is
of interest for governments, businesses, organizations, and people, including
multinationals especially threatened by the ambitious forces of local,
national and regional players. Key trends will be highlighted and solutions
proposed for issues that might be faced in the work place of tomorrow.
Partner, Human Resource Services,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Belastingadviseurs N.V.
Changing demographics of people flows around the World
Organisations are 'going global'
in new ways and expanding to new locations, offering considerable benefits
for the organisation. These bring a new set of employment opportunities
and problems. The traditional arguments for offshoring to new locations
have often been built around cost arbitrage, taking advantage of lower
labour and related costs in manufacturing or routine service provision.
Recent studies show that the 'new' locations can offer access to skilled
and innovative pools of talent, and to different approaches to leadership
and management. The motivation of mobile workers is also changing as employees
place different value on working internationally. The discussion examines
these changing workforce challenges and how organisations are revising
policies to meet these new needs.
of Foreign Trade, Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade, Luxembourg
Does off-shoring hold the
key to success, especially for SME's?
Off-shoring is to most European
politicians what garlic is to vampires: the mere mention of it sends them
into convulsions. It is associated in public opinion to serious ills ranging
from wage dumping and precarious social security networks to child-labour
and slavery. Governments in mature economies face a dilemma: they need
to foster the competitiveness of their companies while working to preserve
certain social standards, at home and abroad. Moving business processes
abroad may increase competitiveness but creates social problems. But isn't
there a middle way? Must off-shoring/outsourcing necessarily be a zero-sum
game? Or does it hold the key to success, especially for SME's, on tomorrow's
ever more competitive global marketplace?
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