The world has always been changing – but what’s remarkable today is the pace of change.
Businesses and governments are addressing disruption – driven by rapidly advancing technology and digitization as well as macroeconomic, geopolitical and demographic shifts – that would have seemed unimaginable just a few years ago: artificial intelligence and robotics are reinventing the workforce; the explosion of data is allowing for the creation of entirely new business models and the reinvention of old ones; and changing consumer preferences and expectations are having massive effects on everything from cars to real estate to entertainment.
A world in which new products, markets, workforces and sectors are emerging faster than ever can be unsettling. But the disruption we see creates exciting opportunities – to embrace creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversity – in order to challenge the status quo and create not only better products and services, but also more inclusive economic growth. In other words, the disruption we see can help to build a better working world.
Building a better working world, for our clients, stakeholders, our people and our communities, is EY’s purpose. We believe that every audit, every tax return, every advisory opportunity, and every interaction with a client or colleague should make the working world better than it was before. And fulfilling our purpose starts by asking better questions.
The world is changing, fast. This change affects every business in every sector, including our own. But our more than 230,000 people around the world are embracing this challenge and are prepared to navigate any uncertainty we face, and help our clients grasp the opportunities that disruption provides.
Global Chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger, talks about EY’s performance in 2016 and answers some of the big questions facing EY over the coming year.
Find out more about EY’s plans to stay ahead of the curve.
Listen to Mark talk about the different ways we are building a better working world.