Developing Talent through International Assignments
We have long been accustomed to the Western expatriate assuming leadership positions in multinational companies in Asia. The rise of Asian leaders taking on senior roles at the corporate level has undoubtedly been a slower journey. Why is this so? What skills and competencies do Asian executives require to be more international? Will we eventually see a trend towards a more globalised workforce in the future, and what are companies doing in Asia to prepare their local talent to be placed in international roles?
This paper seeks to answer some of these questions by conducting a survey of top companies in Asia Pacific and delving into one of the methods of developing talent: international assignments.