1. Take a fresh look at strategy vs. reality
Many expatriation programs grow organically. In some cases, stated policies are under¬mined by serial exceptions allowed to expatriates in different countries. Organizations should determine whether they are oper¬ating by rules. If exceptions have become the rule, it may be time to review policies. Also, organizations should consider whether their expatriate program is really part of the companys overall talent management strategy. Has the mobility program grown in response to a perceived urgent need or to develop top talent by giving them exposure outside their home country?