The GBS Masterminds Podcast
Integrated Operating Model, The Next Stage of GBS Evolution
September 5, 2023
A GBS academy needs to be part of your talent strategy, find out how with Felix Bailer, VP - GBS at Vertiv. Know more about GBS maturity, talent development, and need of governance in this informative podcast episode.
GBS organizations are relatively newer than other functions like Corporate Finance that have been existing for centuries. GBS organizations should focus on developing the internal function before considering external opportunities. Evolution of Shared Services to GBS involved different operating models and increased integration, transformation, and digitalization. The future of GBS is an integrated operating model - where it is placed at the center of all global and functional operations. This makes talent development critical for GBS. Internal promotions, career mapping, and skill development programs will be important levers to boost talent engagement and retention. Additionally, a balance must be ensured between internal growth and external hiring to bring in fresh ideas and expertise.
“GBS have a long way to evolve to become a standalone function.”
- Felix Bailer, VP of Global Business Services, Vertiv 

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