Mentoring Relationships\u2014essential to developing leaders in a company, whether the relationships are formal or informal. The people who grow in any organization and aspire to higher positions generally have had mentoring relationships throughout their careers. \n\nCross-Organizational Assignments\u2014experiences that go on outside of a person\u2019s specific job role. IT staffers need to appreciate the importance of networking with people across and outside IT, because you never know what the next assignment will be. \n\nOutside Associations\u2014with any number of organizations, whether industry-related, research groups or educational associations. What\u2019s important is that employees are getting an appreciation of the outside world. \n\nEnterprise View\u2014broadening employees\u2019 perspectives as they go up the ranks. Incentives for establishing an enterprise view are important for job effectiveness. \n\nCommittee or Governance Board\u2014participation broadens IT staffers\u2019 enterprise views and shows them the dynamics of governance and how things get done inside a company. \n\nJob Rotation\u2014crucial because an employee in a job for a long time tends not to develop as effectively as someone who moves across different roles and responsibilities.