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The Digital Nomad Lifestyle

A wall full of globes in different sizes.

Are Digital Nomads the Same Old or a New Breed?  Contrary to what many might think, the term “Digital Nomad” isn’t an invention of the 21st century. The word was first introduced in Wiley’s homonym book “Digital Nomad” published in 1997. However, until recently, people tended to connect this denomination with names of fancy Facebook groups or forums where a small number of privileged and techy professionals were allowed. Until ten years ago, the typical graduate who entered the workplace would be shown their desk and tied to it afterward. If, on the one hand, a few digital-first companies were already offering the possibility to work flexible hours and/or from home, on the other hand, most employees could not even […]

Help in a Geopolitical Conflict as a Global Mobility Manager

Help in Geopolitical Conflicts as a Global Mobility Manager

We want to share a few thoughts about the situation in Gaza. For the sake of humanity (as a whole, and the humanity of all our brothers and sisters in Israel and Palestine), please take these points into account when you read information online and especially before you like or repost something you find on social media. Use social media responsibly. Use social media to do good. Remember, a minority commits acts of terrorism, and the large majority of people in the world do not support terrorists. Support Your Expats in a Geopolitical Conflict as a Global Mobility Manager Clarify your roles and responsibilities for the expat and business traveler population affected by conflict and war. Your company should have […]

Our Ten Commandments for the Global Mobility Manager

Why transform the global mobility

We have lived in a world dominated by political, economic, and environmental uncertainty for many years. However, the past three years have been exceptional and challenging for most of us. The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has brought the planet to its knees. The pandemic impacted all aspects of life and radically changed the way we work. The world of Global Mobility will never be the same. We are beyond Global Mobility and ride into a new way of working.  Considering the impact caused by the pandemic, it does not take a fortune teller to foresee that Global Mobility Managers will have to deal with the blow of the crisis in the years to come. If you thought that […]

Seven Ideas to let go of Your old Career Image to Build Your Personal Brand

Angie Weinberger - Career Image and Personal Brand

Did you go to a party last night and ask Karen, the other Expat Spouse across from you, how she managed her transition to Switzerland? And did Karen say: “Just reinvent yourself!”. This is a dreadful sentence to tell any newbie in a new place.  This sentence is advice you often hear when you lose your work or are still looking for a new job in Switzerland.  You are a New York, London, Frankfurt, or Mumbai professional. You have a career stamped on yourself. Telling you to reinvent yourself is like saying, “Why don’t you just run a marathon after recovering from COVID-19.” People make it sound so simple; it makes you feel guilty and shameful because it seems to […]

The Benefits of Giving Back as an Expat

Giving back

Guest post by Brooke Faulkner Whether on a short or long-term assignment, expatriates should take advantage of all that Global Mobility has to offer. Being appointed to new locations can further your professional development, help bring the best professional practices to new places, and help your company expand its global network. This is all not to mention that on a personal fulfilment note, Global Mobility is a perfect opportunity to experience new cultures, meet new people, and learn new languages. Businesses who appoint expats may know of the business advantages, and they may even know of the benefits of global mobility. However, there are side effects of global mobility, and a significant drawback of an appointed expat is that they may […]