Advantages and Disadvantages of Job Rotation


Advantages of Job Rotation

1. Avoids monopoly

Job rotation helps to avoid monopoly of job and enable the employee to learn new things and therefore enjoy his job.

2. Provides an opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge

Due to job rotation the person is able to learn different job in the organization this broadens his knowledge.

3. Avoiding fraudulent practice

In an organization like bank jobs rotation  is undertaken to prevent employees from doing any kind of fraud i.e. if a person is handling a particular job for a very long time he will be able to find loopholes in th system and use them for his benefit and indulge ( participate ) in fraudulent practices job rotation avoids this.

Disadvantages of Job Rotation

1. Frequent interruption

Job rotation results in frequent interruption of work. A person who is doing a particular job and get it comfortable suddenly finds himself shifted to another job or department. This interrupts the work in both the departments

2. Reduces uniformity in quality

Quality of work done by a trained worker is different from that of a new worker .when a new worker I shifted or rotated in the department, he takes time to learn the new job, makes mistakes in the process and affects the quality of the job.

3. Misunderstanding with the union member

Sometimes job rotation may lead to misunderstanding with members of the union. The union might think that employees are  being harassed and more work is being taken from them. In reality this is not the case.