Børsen, a Danish business journal, had a short interview with Jørgen Mads Clausen, who is the recently retired CEO – and still majority owner – of Danfoss, which is an industrial giant within heating and cooling technologies with more than 33,000 employees and annual turnover of about USD 4.5 billion. See www.danfoss.com
Jørgen Mads Clausen is really into job rotation and as mentioned in a previous blog – Do you job swap? – I really like this idea as well. What I learned from the article is that Danfoss has created a system in which all employees are categorized in green, yellow and red colours. Green is for employees having been in the same job up to four years, yellow covers four to seven years and red covers more than seven years.
Danfoss uses electronic employee-cards and this system allows them to give their employees notifications when they get a yellow card. Served as a gently reminder that it might be about time to think of how they see their next job-function.
Danfoss wants lots of “green” employees with sharp brains. I am sure the system helps them achieve this.