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What does it take for expatriates to be successful ? What is expatriate failure ?

What does it take for expatriates to be successful ? What is expatriate failure ?
What are the most useful cultural trainings ?
Why coaching may help selecting the right candidate ?

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    Coaching Expatriates and Family for Success Coaching Expatriates and Family for Success Presentation Transcript

    • EXPATS & FAMILY Coaching for a successful expatriation HRDynamics – Anne Egros – October 5, 2010
    • DEFINITIONS
      • Expatriates
      • Inpatriates
      • Transpatriates
      1 2 HQs 3 Country Managers
    • “ There is just not enough talent to go around for the foreseeable future, so emerging markets will take talent from developed economies” #Quote by: peter Felix, president of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)-Stephenie Overman (SHRM  2010)
    • THE WAR FOR GLOBAL TALENT IS JUST STARTING
      • WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR
      • HR MANAGERS ?
    • THE CHALLENGES OF EXPATRIATE EXECUTIVES INTERNAL NORMS & VALUES ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE & SYSTEMS CORPORATE STRATEGY HOST GOVERNMENTS OBJECTIVES, POLICIES NATIONAL CONSTITUENT INTERESTS (EMPLOYEES, CONSUMERS, UNIONS) LOCAL NORMS & VALUES NATIONAL COMPETITORS ACTIONS GLOBAL COMPETITIVE ACTIVITY LOCAL MARKET AND INDUSTRY STRUCTURE HOST COUNTRY INTERESTS GLOBAL COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT CORPORATE MOTIVATIONS EXPATRIATE EXECUTIVE PERSONAL VALUES
    • LEVERAGING INTERCULTURAL DIFFERENCE Creating 3rd Cultures HQ Affiliate Corporate Culture 3rd Cultures
    • WHY EXPATRIATES FAIL ?
    • CAUSES OF EXPATRIATION FAILURES
      • Poor local culture assimilation
      • Job Satisfaction Issues
      • Family Issues
      • Spouse: Career Loss, Social Isolation
      • No repatriation Plan
      • Switch to competitors
      • Reverse culture shock
      • No more fit
      Wrong candidate selection process Ethnocentric Management
    • What Are The  Drivers  Of Successful Expatriates
      • Financial incentives are not considered as a key success factor by most successful expat families
      • Personal and fruitful professional experiences with other cultures are intrinsically rewarding.
    • HAPPY SUCCESSFUL EXPATRIATES
    • What types of training and supports are the most useful ?
      • Cross-Cultural Trainings and Cultural Sensitivity Coaching
      • Expatriate and Spouse Career Management and Executive Coaching
      • Social Networking
    • What types of training and supports are the most useful ? 1-Clarifying Expectations/KPI 2-Define ideal Profile 3-Candidate Assessment Include the family in assessment and selection 4-Decision Process 5-Executive coaching 1-Cross-cultural Training 2-Cultural Sensitivity & Culture Shock Coaching 3-Executive International Leadership Coaching 4-Social Networking/media 5-Spouse employment 1-Succession planning 2-Reverse culture shock 3- Career Coaching
    • http:// www.awb.com / http:// www.blogjump.eu / http://www.expatwomen.com/countries/expat_women_living_in_belgium.php#2 http://www.accueil-bruxelles.be / http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-belgium http:// www.expatica.com/be/main.html http:// www.vlan.be / http:// www.brussels.angloinfo.com / http:// www.awcb.org / http:// www.brusselsprout.net / http:// www.expatlist.be /home/ http://www.expatarrivals.com/belgium/brussels/moving-to-brussels http://www.expat-blog.com/en/directory/europe/belgium / http// www.trabel.com/brussels.htm http:// www.easyexpat.com / http:// www.xpats.com /home http:// catwomaninbrussels.wordpress.com /love-and-the-cities/ http:// newzealandersinbelgium.blogspot.com / THE STRESS OF RELOCATION INFORMATION OVERLOAD
    • Effective Coaching: Finding WHAT YOU need
    • Cultural Sensitivity Coaching
      • Overview of Cultural Adjustment and Culture Shock
      • Coping With Culture Shock and Emotional Feelings
      • Language Barriers
      • Cultural Differences and Cultural Understanding
      • Social Etiquette and Its Importance
      • Cultural Beliefs About Social Interactions
      • Cultural Beliefs About Medical Care
      • Trust and Cultural Humility
      • Reverse Culture Shock
    • Honey moon initial euphoria Frustration, Anxiety,Hostility Acceptation and Adjustment Realization Repatriation Grief Circle Time Span Happiness Culture Shock and Emotional Feelings
    • Effective Cross-Cultural Coaching
      • Focus on the positive aspects of host country learning to avoid comparing with their home country . 
      • The executive and family need to assimilate  the local culture as much as possible but the family should also be connected with other expatriates . 
    • Expatriate & Spouse Career Management
      • ► Before accepting a foreign assignment
      • ► Expatriation Phase
      • ► Repatriation
    • WORK-LIFE ISSUES IN MULTICULTURAL CONTEXTS
      • Do not assume “one-size fits all” in global HR policies
      • In western cultures, family concerns are the dominant cause of premature return
      • Spouse/partner dissatisfaction is the number one reason for assignment failure. 
      •   The #1 reason why people move abroad is
      • HAPPINESS 
      • Paying attention to the family and spouse specific needs is key to expatriation success
      CONCLUSION