Is job rotation really difficult or not possible? My mind was rotating around this question since so many days. Now I took time to put my thoughts on job rotation which is one of the human resource management activity through this blog.
“Job Rotation is a management activity where employees are shifted between two or more jobs at regular intervals of time in order to expose them to all verticals of an organization “
We often see associates working for a same project for years and years. Even they get promoted to higher levels during that period.But still they will be doing the monotonous work which is not at all relevant to their designations and which does not help in any way for their career growth.
Why the job rotation policy is not applied for the associates? 🙁
If the employee is not given a chance to work on different projects/domains then how can his/her performance be evaluated?
What will be there to evaluate again on same technologies and domain?
The account might be benefited with having such associates who has gained confidence from the client/customer. But what about employee growth and aspirations? Does anybody think about job rotation for these employees? 😐
Why can’t the employee be replaced with other person who can see the application or product with fresh mind and bring new ideas which in turn a benefit to the organization. 🙂
- First let me tell about job rotation. Job rotation is system that rotates the employees around different projects(in case of IT) of the company. It is the redistribution or relocation of the employees within the same firm or organization. By rotating jobs, the employees will be able to experience different projects/domains across the company and be able to learn various skills. This exposure will make employees to attain a variety of skills in order to enhance job satisfaction .Although this does not allow them from developing specialized skillset, it will enable them to learn many functional aspects and understand the company as a whole.
Studies shows benefits for using job rotation.
- I would like add one more example here. We also see the associates working at onsite for number of years on a same project. There should be job rotation for the associates working at onsite so that other team members would get an opportunity to interact with the customer and get to know about client expectations and management . By this way their aspiration also will be fulfilled. Again, it depends on the manager to bring the same confidence in customer for the new resource also.
In today’s rapid change in technology, job rotation will help the employees to acquire new and updated skills and keep up with changing skill requirements in the industry. This kind of retraining within the firm also insures employees against the uncertainty of skills required in future settings. Time to think!
“Please share your valuable thoughts “ 😉