Challenging and redefining global mobility
Fasten your seatbelts! Companies are making a lot of changes around who they are moving and how they are going about it.
If you’re someone who travels regularly and flies “economy,” you’re probably familiar with the shrinking airline seats. They are becoming narrower and the rows are placed closer together. Snacks are now for sale and free meals are of the past. Boarding the plane is segmented, not just by passenger class, but also in class tiers.
Flying “economy” today is about getting what you paid for; not more, and sometimes less, and it doesn’t always feel fair. However, when you are motivated to travel and don’t have a lot to spend, the lack of amenities and tight squeeze can be worth it.
In a similar way, global mobility programs are redefining “standard moves.” While the shifts we see are not only about cutting costs, it certainly has a lot to do with it. They are also driven by companies offering more global opportunities to a greater number of employees. But the traditional high-cost approaches used for international assignments won’t sustain this reality.