It seems to me that the many groups that I am involved with are being pushed to change over their utilization of software (i.e. Jira) to be the same as others around the world, increasing cross departmental training, adding employees in areas where it doesn't seem that they really needed it (and where they aren't doing what they were really hired for), lowering review scores (notice that you have no option for response anymore) in order to put themselves in a position to generate more overlaps causing a justification for mass layoffs? Also, at least around here, a push for applications to be on the cloud.
If I ran Refinitiv/LSEG, I would do this. People are resources and put where they can help anywhere in the world with a low learning code, less overheard such as servers, buildings, etc and, in some instances, less salary and benefits due to possible transfer of positions.
We seem to be going in a direction that many departments aren't a part of it causing them to be less relevant after quickly and therefore another justification to remove/release employees and/or buildings and strip them of the data they may be able to provide.
This is what I see anyway. I am wondering what people around the world are seeing.