Inside track

One characteristic common to today's workforce is mobility. Professionals are often leaving present jobs to seek higher-level positions in competing organizations. Organizations are frequently hiring from outside their own culture. What many companies are failing to recognize is that sometimes they have the talent they need within their own organizations. This article discusses why organizations should select program managers from within, looking at how someone familiar with an organization and its key players can benefit a company more than hiring a professional who must spend a great deal of time learning the dynamics of the established culture and getting familiar with the key personnel. In doing so, it looks at why organizations should promote from within when hiring program managers, identifying several of the key skills that program managers need to succeed. It also defines four traits that one organization used to determine which internal candidates they could promote to program manager. It then explai
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