Throughout the years, TCO International has partnered with organisations like Barilla, Luxottica, Comau, Centrica, Eni, etc to support their expatriate managers in both short and long term assignments.
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While the organisational context may change, the needs of the community of international assignees remain the same:
HOW WE RESPONDED:
We have developed a flexible and personalized development path called the GLOBAL MOBILITY PROGRAM that supports the expats through the critical stages of expatriation: pre-departure, post-departure and re-entry. A quick, but extremely powerful format of distance coaching supported by development tools adaptable to the specific requirements, both in terms of content and of timing.
The GLOBAL MOBILITY programme focuses on the competencies needed for all international roles, as well as covering essential cultural aspects of the host country. It helps the individual to plan how to satisfy the differing priorities of the company’s global head-quarters, its local team and other local stakeholders. It also offers practical tips on making a good impression from the start, building trust and establishing credibility through ‘quick wins’. For the longer term, participants can draw up ‘International Personal Development Plans’ to help them progress their own careers.
As well as initial coaching, it includes ongoing coaching sessions aimed at maintaining effectiveness and address specific issues. There are also sessions at the end of the assignment aimed at helping organisations retain staff and share the learning the individual has acquired on the assignment. We remain engaged with the HR team throughout thanks for a new online tracking and stakeholders – communication system.
We have developed into an art the ability to support people on their international assignments. While helping the single managers to deal with the increased ambiguity, uncertainty and unpredictability we accelerate their ability to become effective in the new cultural context through a cost-effective, efficient and tailor-made approach. Organisations, in turn, manage to retain talent and hard won experience and build that level of readiness needed for global deployment.
Just to quote some of the comments on the Global Mobility Program:
It’s an incredible experience that gave me a constructive and concrete help in my expat period.
for Italy’s number one pasta company
The whole process starting from pre-departure, coaching sessions, annual event, newsletter, and post re-entry is a way to stay in touch with the community of expats, while learning, growing, and putting insights into practice…
Senior Audit Manager,
This programme is an eye-opener and supports you in making the first step into an unknown context with new confidence
Platform PM, Powertrain
of expatriates declare the support given is between “good” and “excellent”.
of the expats would strongly recommend the process to a colleague
of the expats would recommend the coaching sessions unconditionally;
Click here to read Luxottica’s article on their Global Players program with TCO International
Our Global Mobility approach has developed significantly over the years. We are now about to launch a new online tracking system that connects all the stakeholders involved in the coaching process: HR Corporate, HRBPs, Coaches and TCO International. This system will further accelerate the flexibility of our programme making is even more ‘on the fly’ and able to adapt to both the global and the local demands of the assignment.