Thursday, 24 January 2013

World Leaders vs' The Reality of Migration

"In 2011-12, the (World Economic Forum's Global Agenda) Council examined the relationship between the private sector and migration, and the impact companies and migrants have on each other. The Council concluded that the private sector has much to contribute, but is sorely missing from migration policy-making channels."

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doshebu was started in 2008 to address the needs of business in the field of international human resource management.

Unlike traditional businesses, doshebu sees the interaction between business, politics and culture as essential to the success of an international assignment.

The services are designed to create the next generation of world leaders and help expatriates who think about a boundaryless world and who get involved in change as a way to improve everyone's life.

What are the main problems in business?
  • HR staff lack the training to deliver international human resource management programs.
  • Corporate leaders lack the ability to mentor and train staff in new countries. 
  • A new framework is needed for decision making on globalisation. 
  • Short-term strategies employed by companies to exploit legal loopholes or reduce the lawyer bill make it difficult to feel that you belong to a new country.
  • Illogical arguments that lead to failure aren't seen as wrong. 
  • Trade theory has created exploitation.
  • Diplomatic links aren't business orientated.
  • Cultural training is necessary, but it is a trojan horse for innovation and creativity.
  • Lack of entrepreneurial roles in business for repatriates leads to attrition and loss of value.
  • Lack of measurement and understanding of value.
  • Forcing failure on non-conforming migrants instead of developing an understanding of the expatriate life cycle and the value in it. 
What are the main problems in government?
  • Governments can't fight back against the xenophobic attempts of frightened citizens because they fear losing elections if they criticize voters.
  • Citizens are offended that they are abandoned by their fellow citizens and want to punish expatriates for leaving them behind.
  • Underfunding of immigration departments and a status-based immigration system create slow processing and corruption in the system.
  • Inexperience in the immigration department meaning skills and benefits aren't acknowledged. 
  • Scapegoating and blaming by political parties to court a base reduces confidence by immigrants that they will be able to have their complaints resolved.
What are the main problems in cultures?
  • Dysfunction in a national culture means that competition and status is more important than inclusion and development. 
  • Lack of understanding about growth and self-expression means that citizens can't see the creative potential of migrants, emigrants and expats.
  • A culture of entitlement in current residents creates exclusion and isolation for immigrants.
  • Top-down leadership drains creativity and innovation.
  • Rejection of change in the host culture.
  • Migrants are forced to informally represent their culture when they aren't traveling to represent their nation.
  • Forcing competition between the migrant and the local population to prove that your country is the best burns out migrants and makes them want to leave. 
Tomorrow's graduates think about a world where they can work wirelessly and travel without borders and boundaries. Our technology (satellite, solar power, and virtual spaces) combined with the right global trends make living a life beyond national boundaries a reality.

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1 comment:

  1. I would go even further than this:

    "Governments can't fight back against the xenophobic attempts of frightened citizens because they fear losing elections if they criticize voters."

    In some countries, governments actually actively encourage xenophobic tendencies by promoting scare stories about immigrants taking jobs, creating housing crises, etc... meanwhile, not a word is being said about the immigrants who helped innovate, create jobs, started businesses etc.