The Organizational Exchange of Talent: Rotating MIS Professionals into User Areas
Mary C. Lacity and Ira R. Weiss
authors explored the value of rotating MIS professionals into user areas
by conducting a roundtable discussion with 16 MIS directors from the Houston
area. The participants identified the objectives, problems and critical
success factors involved in a job rotation program. The major objectives
included product development, organizational and behavioral issues. The
problems that were identified (evaluating and managing MIS personnel)
were not viewed as a serious threat to the success of a job rotation program.
The participants also developed a strategy that would allow companies
to inexpensively experiment with job rotation programs.