Mobility - July 2021 - 36

Ready,
Set,
Go
For mobility, turning preparation into action is the key to cutting costs and
holding on to a seat at the strategy table
BY M. DIANE McCORMICK
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hroughout the business world, many professionals
are good at the " ready " and " set " part.
It's the " go " that often stymies them. But fi nally
turning all that preparation into action is the key to
cutting costs and-for mobility in particular-making
the case for a seat at the strategy table.
So says John Habanek, CRP, GMS, executive
director, sales strategy and national client relationship
management, at Chase. In an economy
reshaping itself to parameters defi ned by the
COVID-19 pandemic, he off ers a supplier's perspective
on eff ectiveness that's also lean.
" It starts from smart business management,
from having an inclusive end-to-end strategy from
the top of the house, " says Habanek. " We have to
look at it in the aggregate. What's our strategy for
moving people? "
A Pandemic-Driven World
A trio of post-pandemic circumstances are driving
economic trends that impact mobility and its
cost-eff ectiveness:
* Real-estate stressors. Low interest rates have
driven homesales to frenzied levels, which puts
signifi cant stress on the mortgage infrastructure.
Relocation timetables that have always been tight
are being further strained by the unavailability of
overbooked appraisers and notaries. Major lenders
are moving toward automated online closings.
* Urban exit. Crowds, high tax rates, and exorbitant
costs of living are driving people away from
urban centers. Whether the trend will change
mobility or is just a passing phase remains to
be seen, Habanek believes. Depending on the
breadth of economic recovery and amount of
talent in the workforce, HR and mobility could
leverage the trend by scouring for talent internally
and closer to company locations, rather
than relocating imported talent.
* Work from home. It's the question on every
mind. Will work from home permanently change
the nature of work? Maybe hybrid models are in
store, in which people get fl exibility but employers
benefi t from the age-old magic of human
interaction. " Th ere are certain things you can't do
over a screen, " says Habanek. " You have synergy,
innovation, creative energy, social bonding-all of
those critical elements that drive a business at the
speed at which the world works today. "
Work Smarter
When it's time to cut costs, supply chain is an
obvious target: Can vendors waive their fees? Can
you trim services?
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