Many of the future expatriates you will manage may not even be employed by your company. Organizations will increasingly not just have to build (train) or buy (hire) talent, they will need to learn how to effectively borrow talent.
On paper, the gig economy model, in which workers take on temporary work to perform specific tasks or projects, looks like a win-win for the company and for the employees. From a company perspective the gig model offers more flexibility, reduced fixed costs, and the capacity to react much faster to market changes. It is also an opportunity to tap into a new international talent pool (experts who might not wish to join the company on a permanent long-term contract) and access expertise on demand.