Do’s and Don’ts of International Operations Development

DO'S

RATIONALIZE ALL DECISIONS ON THE BASIS OF A DETAILED STUDY, BASED ON FINE AND DEMONSTRATED DATA

DEPLOY, FROM THE START, THE BEST PRACTICES WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS, NO MINIMAL DRIVING

SYSTEMATICALLY LEVERAGE THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM, DO NOT COME UP WITH AN ARMY OF EXPERTS, BUT MIX THE EXPERTISES

LOCALIZE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO OPTIMIZE COSTS, REDUCE RISKS ... AND LOOK LOCAL

Reflexion

Sustainability

DON'TS

BET ON A SERIES OF REMOTELY DRIVEN INITIATIVES WITHOUT A STRONG INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL TEAMS

OVERESTIMATE THE IMPACT OF "LOW COST" TO AMORTIZE, JUSTIFY ANY IMPLANTATION

STARTING ON AN EXPORT-BASED MODEL, ALWAYS VERY EXPENSIVE AND RISKY AND EVENTUALLY RARELY SUSTAINABLE

UNDERESTIMATE THE ENERGY REQUIRED TO SUPPORT LOCAL ACTORS

In conclusion, integrate the operations early in your decision!