In baseball, the Rule 5 draft allows teams to pick up players from other teams who have high potential but aren’t getting the opportunity. Wikipedia states that “The Rule 5 draft aims to prevent teams from stockpiling too many young players on their minor league affiliate teams when other teams would be willing to have them play in the majors.”
Smart organizations can use the Rule 5 draft premise in their company when they have several highly qualified managers-in-training or high potential employees in one location. Rather than keep all the high talent in one place, and organization can put in place a requirement to shift employees to new locations when they have reached a certain amount of service time. This will allow for the employees to grow in situations where seasoned professional staff isn’t moving or being moved to new locations.
It’s important to move high-potential employees around the company if they have reached a point where they can no longer grow where they are at. Companies who adopt this policy generally are those who are happy to allow this to happen, and who have managers who are willing to develop talent and see them move on to bigger and better things.