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International Commuters: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges | Expatriatus

International Commuters: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges | Expatriatus | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
In case your employer offers you a job in a foreign country subsidiary, but relocation is undesirable for several personal and family reasons, becoming an
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Not living in the same country with your family is detrimental for learning fully about the culture. Local employees may also treat you as an outsider, not really part of the team as you can’t share social events involving partners or children.


Each family situation is different but if you embrace expatriation as a great way to grow then I prefer to do it with the whole family. However I understand that sometimes other considerations such as schooling system or health care or dangerous locations may give no choice but commuting, I think this situation should be exceptional and not exceed 1 year.

 

I am not surprised that long-distance commuters have 40 percent higher risk of separation compared to other people who already have 50 percent chance to get divorced in most countries nowadays.

 

And yes the tax filing can become a nightmare and a costly exercise, especially for US residents and citizen

 

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Global Mindset Secrets of Superstar Expats | Thunderbird School of Global Management

Global Mindset Secrets of Superstar Expats | Thunderbird School of Global Management | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
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To lead is to be able to influence people who are not thinking and behaving like you.


I challenge the concept of "'global mindset". It is often interpreted as an "ethnocentric" ways of dong business aka "western". 


Applying participating leadership and asking employees to take initiatives doesn't work well in Russia for example. 

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Expat personality characteristics - Your Expat Child

Expat personality characteristics - Your Expat Child | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
The personality characteristics considered necessary for a successful expat life. Sense of humour is high on the list!
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You don't need to have it all to be a succesful expat but agree with the top three personality traits:

 

Flexilbility

Sense of Humour

Resilience

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:17 PM

How to be a successful expat :-)

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Effective Partner Support Pays Off

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A reference article about impact of partners on expatriation success - #Global #Mobility

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