Getting a Promotion

Getting a Promotion

Here is an interesting article that illustrates why some of us never get promotions.

In contrast to other large firms, Wal-Mart hires for attitude and then teaches the necessary skills. To overcome the natural human tendency not to hire someone who might outshine us, Wal-Mart requires managers two levels above the open position to interview and approve all new hires. Finally, managers spend more time in the field than they do at headquarters to both communicate corporate messages and obtain firsthand market intelligence.

Most of us are hired and promoted by a direct supervisor and this often conflicts with the personal agendas of those supervisors. Walmart has enacted a policy to make sure this doesn't happen. Perhaps this is a good example to follow for other companies including smaller companies as well.

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Comment You link goes the the microsoft website. ??

Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:12 am MST by Angu

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