The problem addressed by the campaign:
- Adecco is a global company, but employees are often confined to their localized environments and practices.
- Cost issues and labour laws constraints made it difficult to move employees to Adecco locations around the globe. Adecco sought a cost-effective way to promote global thinking and internal know-how transfer throughout the company.
Conclusions and Recommendations:
- In planning an exchange, start with younger workers first. The earlier you can expose people, the greater the advantage.
- Language barriers are coming down, cultural barriers are coming down and political boundaries are fading. For a competitive edge in this changing market place, companies must embrace a global point of view and be willing to learn from different cultures.