Rotation programs are a powerful way to spread knowledge, invest in engineers' growth, and optimize collaborations. Here, Shawn shares his experience in our pilot Engineering Rotation Program, and how both managers and individual contributors can make the most of rotation programs (and plan ahead for the risks).
As a programmer, I often over-quantified my own impact. I wanted opportunities where I could do big things. This desire for impact was a part of the reason why I headed down a management track. What I didn’t realize at the time is that individual contributors can have as much impact, or more, than any manager.