Bain & Company (Bain), a global consultancy firm with 64 offices in 39 countries around the world, recently served as a knowledge partner in a collaboration with the World Government Summit, providing and promoting thought leadership on topics important to the government officials attending from around the world. The summit, which recently concluded at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, explored the agenda of the next generation of governments and public servants, focusing on leveraging technology and innovation to solve universal challenges facing human societies.
“We are excited to become a knowledge partner of the World Government Summit,” said Samer Bohsali, senior Partner who leads the Public Sector practice at Bain & Company Middle East. “As leading advisors, we tailor our renowned private-sector toolkit and develop innovative solutions to create measurable impact for change-orientated public-sector clients. Our integrated and tailored expertise combined with our vast range of ecosystem partners help governments create lasting change.”
The conclusion of the summit will bring the release of ‘The Working Future: A Focus on the GCC’, a joint report by Bain and the World Government Summit based on extensive research conducted over the past year that examined the motivations and priorities of workers across 19 countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The authors of the report hope to provide insight into how private sector businesses as well as public sector organizations can get ahead in an increasingly competitive war for talent.
The report identifies five themes that are transforming work in the GCC and globally: how motivations toward working are changing; what options exist in defining and crafting what makes a “good job”; how automation is preparing to re-humanize work; how technological change is shifting the organizational chart; and why younger generations are facing an overwhelming burden of workplace demands.
Wissam Yassine, Partner at Bain & Company Middle East, and one of the report co-authors, said: “The report aims to raise awareness about ongoing disruptions to the GCC workplace and introduce leaders to a range of potential solutions to help them respond to these changes and stay ahead in the race for talent.”
Bain has a long history of lending its expertise to groups with a global focus: it has served as a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum for 20 years and is a longtime participant in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Its global think tank Bain Futures focuses on potential disruptions to the workplace and offers forward-thinking leaders solutions to reshape their approaches.