Rotating into leadership

Job rotations train and identify future execs
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/13/2003

Truly great leaders have been in the trenches at some point during their rise to the top.

Whether it’s a top-ranking general in the Armed Forces or the chief executive officer of a multinational company, leaders who know what their subordinates are going through and what is happening across the organization are best equipped to make decisions.

Fred Pamenter, a managing partner with Toronto-based consulting firm Pamenter, Pamenter, Brezer and Deganis, said companies with job rotation programs have an advantage because employees aren’t working in a vacuum and they get a better sense of the whole business.