Location map

Question

Answer

How do I interpret the Location Map?

The Location Map represents a view of which geographic locations will experience the greatest impacts and opportunities from emerging technologies. Depending on the organisation, locations are represented at a country, regional, city and or office level. Additional filters can be applied (e.g. through org units) to hone in on certain populations of the workforce in a particular location to understand the size of the impact and opportunity.

How are the Location Map predictions calculated?

The Location Map displays both the automation and augmentation job impact predictions across the workforce, based on the geographic information provided in the organisation’s data upload. These figures are presented as total FTEs and percent of workforce by office location of groups of FTEs.

How do I apply the insights from this chart?

The Location Map can be used to understand which geographic locations have the greatest impact and opportunity in terms of total or percent of FTEs whose jobs are exposed to being automated or augmented. Depending on an organisation’s structure and how teams are aggregated and dispersed, location impact shows where there will be emerging relocation opportunities, potential to merge locations, an opportunity to minimise overheads and available office space that might be repurposed. It can also highlight potential locations to partner with nearby education institutions to help bridge the skill gap between current and future employment pathways.

The Location Map can be used to identify regions where an organisation may need to develop or strengthen relationships with key institutions – for example education providers, social services organisations, unions or industry bodies, or government agencies – to support workers residing in locations that are expected to experience a higher rate of impact from technologies that automate and augment work.  The insights can also inform how the organisation engages and consults with impacted stakeholders or their representatives.