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The rise of the corporate nomad will be inexorable in the wake of the pandemic. These are individuals who, while maintaining a full-time employment relationship with their organizations, will increasingly participate part-time in geographically dispersed initiatives and projects within their employer’s global network. The benefits are many. It gives individuals a sense of financial stability while also allowing them to be exposed to new people, new geographies, new cultures, new values, and new work projects without having to leave their current organization.
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