7.4. DIVERSITY AND INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Global assignments are an important tool for establishing corporate inclusivity and supporting global diversity. They are also a key tool within the Global Diversity Capability Cycle.

A longstanding bias exists that cross-border employee exchanges should occur only at the most senior leadership or managerial levels. However, exchange at all levels is necessary to establish global diversity. Without such an exchange of nationals, it is unreasonable to imagine that any company will demonstrate global inclusiveness or reap its benefits.

Currently, most international exchanges have been for employees who manage term-limited projects, such as installing programs, accomplishing technology or corporate culture ...

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