Think Bold: Oops! Global Mobility Blunders

How often do organizations talk about lessons learned? Why do unforeseen events happen? In a “Global Mobility Blunders” session at the 2018 Global Workforce Symposium, Trish MacDonald, Director of Global Mobility for Westinghouse Electric Company will take an honest look at how organizations can prevent mobility mishaps through lessons learned from previous experiences.

Compliance violations. Lost productivity. Escalating costs. Damage to an organization’s reputation or credibility. These are just a few of the scary phrases that can keep global mobility teams up at night and are some of the possible outcomes of mobility missteps.

Nobody likes a blunder, but let’s be honest, they can and do happen. In Seattle next month, I’ll be joined by panelists and industry veterans Teela Gleason, Senior Vice President, Suddath Relocation Systems and Kati Keith, Manager of Global Mobility, Sealed Air, where we’ll walk through a few actual scenarios that had a commercial, financial or assignee impact, why they happened, and how they could have been avoided.

We’ll provide an exploration of how clearly defined global mobility processes—both internal to the organization and externally with suppliers—can help avoid costly mistakes. We’ll review how a combination of specific individual responsibility, audit and oversight policies and procedures can go a long way toward minimizing both the number and consequences of mobility blunders.

While we may shake our heads at these seemingly avoidable mistakes with hindsight, they are important to discuss and share, helping us all avoid making the same or similar ones down the road. So, get ready to benefit from our decades of collective experience – and join the conversation on 18 October 2018 at 3:30 p.m. PST.

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