ISBN 9780749460150,The Rise of the Global Nomad: How to Manage the New Professional in Order to Gain Recovery and Maximize Future Growth

The Rise of the Global Nomad: How to Manage the New Professional in Order to Gain Recovery and Maximize Future Growth


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780749460150

ISBN-10 0749460156

Paper Back

Number of Pages 216 Pages
Language (English)

Human Resources & Personnel Management

There is an urgent need for new thinking - a clear mind shift - in term of leadership and people management, as the focus of world recovery switches from US/Western best practices to recovery and growth centred on developing and emerging markets. A cadre of global professionals is appearing, who will drive both the recovery and future growth of international organizations - the global nomad.

The Rise of the Global Nomad explains how this new workforce is the engine room of the modern organization, promoting recovery and driving growth by operating in the new markets. The global nomad, predominantly Generation Y, is characterized by a new set of principles and attitudes; embracing change, up for the challenge, they are not loyal to any one organization. Recognizing that they are the key to unlocking the potential in these new markets, the author describes how organizations need to restructure and change their ideas to embrace the global nomad and maximize their power in the new economy.

The Rise of the Global Nomad is must read for anyone who needs to know how new workforce demographics are shaping global business and understand the importance of effective talent management in driving forward change and growth.

About the Author
Jim Matthewman is a leading European and Middle Eastern Human Capital Consultant with over 25 years' experience. He has advised over 2300 private- , public - and voluntary- sector organizations and was formerly a lecturer, journalist and managing director of HR-BC.

Table of Contents
PART 1: The source of recovery
The impact of the economic crisis
PART 2: The nomads
The rise of the professional nomad
PART 3: The challenge for multinationals
How global are the major firms?
PART 4: Building a new management framework
Adjusting for change
PART 5: How do multinationals envision mobility and the future workforce?
A view to the future: 12 corporate perspectives