It is truly fantastic how the world has come together to work towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Nations are putting out progress reports every year, TED Speakers are taking the stage to break down complex stats for the layman, students are driving change campaigns at school and university.
The reason these goals have come to become so important to us is that they are a roadmap for us in our pursuit of better human lives.
We’re a goal-oriented, progress-seeking race. So, as a global population, when we finally have something concrete to strive for, the action becomes a little bit easier.
But true progress is holistic. It is the love and care for people and the planet alike. While a green planet makes for an ideal, sustainable and much-needed backdrop, it is human progress that is the headline act.
When we started Generation Mobility, we took a close look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals to understand which ones we would impact the most with our work.
The goals in focus for us are UN SDG Goals 8, 10 and 17: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities and Partnerships for the Goals.
And our next initiative is perfectly aligned with all three.
Norway and the SDGs
Before I tell you more though, let me shed some light on Norway’s approach to the UN SDGs.
Norway’s Agenda for 2030 Goals is people-centered. The core plan on Norway’s agenda for 2030 is ‘Leaving No One Behind’. This goal implies that all shall be given equal opportunities to make choices that can improve their own lives.
One major challenge that Norway needs to and is, in fact, rising up to, is the challenge of highly-skilled immigrants being unemployed or underemployed. Trailing partners, highly-skilled refugees and other groups all face this challenge.
Issues like this are the dark underbelly of globalization, and if true progress as a global economy then they need addressing – Globally!
At Generation Mobility, we have been researching and analyzing the challenges of a global workforce, and the challenges that highly-skilled global professionals and their families face when they move abroad for work.
We have also been structuring solutions for global companies to support their top global talent and their families during these transition phases so that their global workforce is performing optimally.
Our goal is to crack the code for successful transition abroad – the foundation of a global, borderless economy. And in the day and age of fear of travel due to the coronavirus, our digital platform is a perfect solution.
What is the Global Companion Program?
The program is a meticulously-designed two-way program that prepares highly-skilled, global professionals to connect and leverage each other’s talent.
On the other hand, the program simultaneously works with global organizations to drive the why’s and how’s of managing a diverse, global workforce, training managers and opening perspectives and opportunities for diversity and inclusion.
Based on evidence-based findings, we have identified the typical phases that our target group undergoes upon transition to a new country, and devised a support system that addresses their varying needs at all those phases. The Global Companion is the first of many solutions to come.
Well-executed two-way programs like the Global Companion Program have the power to move perspectives and make a tangible impact.
The goal is to reverse that number from negative to positive. The Global Companion Program has the power to:
- Connect highly-skilled, global professionals to the right organizations, which can create phenomenal organizational results
- Reduce work-related stress and frustration that this group typically faces
- Change the harsh reality that we have so much unutilized human potential – highly-skilled, global professionals. For example, doctors behind cash counters at supermarkets
- Retain global talent rather than lose them to better opportunities
The question isn’t whether or not we need to bring about this change, it is how we are going to approach it collectively.
If you are an HR Manager, leading a diverse team or a global professional looking to learn and continue to develop professionally, stop by www.genm.global to learn more about the Global Companion Mentoring Program.