Publication Date

Spring 2016


While this question could not be directly answered, it can be connected with the need for leaders to have a variety of experiences. Some experiences can be planned and others happen naturally as leaders are prepared, developed, and preserved throughout their career journeys.

The median number of years that workers have been with their current employer is 4.6. This suggests employees change not only jobs but employers fairly frequently. Much of this happens earlier in an employee’s career journey, and ideally would lead that employee to increased responsibility and influence in an organization. We’ll look at three categories of job movements to help identify the purpose and benefits of early job changes.


Suggested Citation
Avery, A. (2016). How is frequent movement in the early part of employees’ careers related to longer-term success in leadership roles? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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