The Moving Van Vehicle to Success or Disaster for the Two-Gender Work Force


  • Fairlee Winfield


Whither thou goest, I will follow becomes a myth of the past as the number of employed women approaches the number of employed men. Corporate transfer has traditionally been a clear route to the top, but the number of managers willing to move more than once has eroded from 84.4% in 1977 to 76.3% in 1983 and is still falling. The executive transfer refusal rate has climbed to over 24% and lack of family adjustment accounts for 80% of failed assignments. Corporations have regarded two careers as an issue for the future until recently. Now 70% believe that a spouse’s job will play a role in relocation decisions. These corporations are searching for solutions and developing innovative relocation policy.