Sometimes, when I’m training or coaching international assignees it can feel like I’m in a Harvard Business Review case study.
I can appreciate and understand the opportunities and challenges that the international assignee is facing. I recognise the pressures on organisations globally to succeed and I’m familiar with the skills and competencies needed by those assignees in their new locations. I am also familiar with the pressures faced by global mobility to get the assignee in country and operating as quickly as possible while keeping within the global policies of talent management, remuneration and benefits, and of course the international laws of immigration and taxation.
But sometimes it’s the personal challenges that are most difficult to assist with.