Building the Business Case for Mobility Transformation

BGRS’s 2017 Talent Mobility Trends Survey confirms there is a strategic shift in organizations’ thinking about how global talent is managed.

This is leading to a wave of transformation that is sweeping across corporate Human Resources and Talent Mobility functions. Building a business case for mobility transformation is a critical component of any effective change initiative. In a newly published white paper, Building the Business Case for Mobility Transformation, we offer practical recommendations designed to help talent mobility leaders build the business case for change, including assessing organizational readiness, gathering support for change, and ensuring the business case contains all the elements essential to realizing their change objectives.

Organizational readiness is foundational to successful change projects. First, talent mobility leaders need to determine their organization’s openness to that type of change. Once they have reviewed all aspects of their mobility program and identified the need for change, they should assess if their organization has the three key components of organizational readiness – executive buy-in, cross-functional stakeholder buy-in, and available change enablers.

Gaining key stakeholders’ broad-based support is instrumental in persuading decision makers to endorse change efforts. Including stakeholder perspective within the business case development solidifies their understanding and support of the project and scope.

Using the organization’s readiness assessment, as well as the support of internal stakeholders, talent mobility leaders can begin to develop a company-specific business case.

A robust business case needs to include a host of key components, such as, but not limited to:

  • Drivers for change
  • External supporting data
  • Customer and business requirements
  • Proposed measurement

A strong business case demonstrates a well thought out methodology for quantifying the investment, while illustrating the benefits of change and including a robust assessment of resourcing needs.

Creating a solid business case requires taking an objective view of the current situation and identifying why change is critical now.

For more details about developing a strong case for mobility transformation in your organization, read our white paper, Building the Business Case for Mobility Transformation.