Expansion into emerging markets is high on the agenda for many multinational companies, including DuPont. One of the many challenges such organisations face is finding a way to make centrally driven HR organisations and centrally set reward policies resonate across all operations globally. This article discusses some of the challenges faced — and ongoing lessons learnt — from DuPont’s foray into sub-Saharan Africa.
"One of the key learnings…is to take the time to listen to the local leadership and then thoroughly research any issues that are raised, ideally based on data…It was important that the company better understood its local employee value proposition, engaged with local stakeholders, and was brave enough to recommend corrections (broad or individual) where appropriate."
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