What will the world look like after the pandemic? The answer is, in part, up to leaders in business and government around the world. Even as they attend to the immediate challenges of leading through the crisis, they have the opportunity to do more than react to disruptive change. They can shape our new reality.
In the global battle against the novel coronavirus, the world is at a delicate transition point. Although the fight is far from over, extraordinary efforts have allowed many countries to flatten the curve of new cases and enabled others to reduce the number to nearly zero.
Our 2020 reading list has been greatly influenced by the personal implications of the unfolding global COVID-19 pandemic and profound unrest. While our reviewers are a diverse group of BCGers, you can see this undercurrent reflected in almost every suggestion:
Making a decision to pursue work abroad is in some ways very individual: a person’s life circumstances, education, and work experience all play into it. But there are larger forces too, including economics and immigration politics. The combination of these factors is what makes countries either rise or fall as work destinations. In this series—which began with the original 2014 Decoding report—BCG and The Network document the ongoing evolution of work and highlight some startling changes in labor flows and employment trends around the world.