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10 Job Rotation Tips to Increase Job Satisfaction
People, by nature, are fascinated with new things. In effect, no matter how your workers may like their jobs, they will eventually lose the excitement and the interest their jobs hold. Soon enough, their performance is affected, which in turn, affects the company. Help your workers achieve job satisfaction with this program management plan called job rotation.
Here are the 10 benefits of job rotation:
- It keeps people motivated. New discoveries that a new position offers will surely challenge your workers. Challenges within the sphere of a person's skills and knowledge causes motivation and high-interest. It helps them sustain their excitement with their jobs due to new things they will learn.
- It reduces boredom. Routine is always almost associated with boredom. For workers who have been in their jobs for as long as they can remember, a break from their routine will help decrease boredom with their jobs. Different posts offer different work routines which can break the monotony of your workers' life.
- It enriches the workers. New experiences are always enriching. Various positions and tasks add up to the career experiences and knowledge of your workers.
- It builds understanding among workers. A new position or a new set of responsibilities can help your workers view each position in a different perspective. It also helps in establishing personal and professional understanding among your workers since they will have to try each others' jobs.
- It broadens one's perspective. Exposing your workers to the various aspects of the jobs widen their understanding of the industry itself. Since each post or each department functions differently, job rotation will help your workers view the industry holistically. This can help them see the importance of each department or each post to the success of the company.
- It prepares workers for career advancement. Job rotation is also a good way to train future leaders in the industry. By knowing how each position and each department works, workers being groomed for leadership can have a more holistic understanding of the position they will soon hold.
- It offers career development. For most workers, career development does not necessarily mean being assigned to a higher position or a higher department. Being assigned to do something new related to one's job is already a form of career development. Being challenged to perform well in a new post is a already a form of career development. Working for a different department is also seen as a form of development.
- It opens new possibilities. Job rotation can also open your workers to new possibilities with their careers. Since job rotation offers them a chance to try new aspects of the job, it will help your workers decide what they do best and in what field they can specialize.
- It develops and discovers other skills. Since various positions require various skills, job rotation offers your workers a chance to tap undiscovered skills. It will also help them develop other skills that each job requires.
- It decreases attrition. Notice how some workers transfer to other companies only to hold the same position. Their reason for transferring is the need for a new environment. Job rotation can help your company decrease its attrition or turnover rate. Companies with low attrition rates reflect workers who are satisfied with their jobs.
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- Tutor2u - http://tutor2u.net/business/people/motivation_financial_jobrotation.asp
- HumTech - http://www.humtech.com/opm/grtl/ils/ils1.cfm