It’s normal for managers to want to hang on to the superstars on their team, but according to Harvard Business Review that can be detrimental to the organization and to the individuals involved.
Multiple studies on talent mobility show that actively moving employees into different roles is one of the most underutilized, yet most effective development and cultural enhancement techniques in companies today.
In fact, research has shown that high-performing organizations are twice as likely to emphasize talent mobility versus low-performing companies. Building a culture of mobility is a trait of very healthy organizations, and the benefits are clear. Cross-functional collaboration increases, departmental cooperation is enhanced, innovation improves, and companies begin working more as one cohesive team instead of separate fiefdoms. Read the full story.