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why is it everybody wants to hire a head of a department all the time

like that's just super weird to me

wouldn't it make more sense to hire someone into a lower position, have them learn from head of a department, then get promoted because you know they'll head the department to your standards then?

but most posts want you to already be head of a department... and it's like, I don't know your department. what the hell happened to the last head of department? why do so many people need heads of department? why the hell are they choosing to get them from outside the company?

somehow none of this makes any sense to me
like I'm literally just so confused why people hire seniors and expect them to automatically know the way the company does things
it just literally doesn't make sense

promote your underlings? then hire more underlings to sus them out?
WHY ARE YOU HIRING SENIOR STAFF FROM OUTSIDE YOUR COMPANY, LITERALLY NOBODIES, AND GIVING THEM TONS OF AUTONOMY AND CONTROL OVER OTHERS IN YOUR COMPANY, THATS SO CONFUSING

worse yet I hear most people just lie when they apply so it's like... are you rotating irresponsible lying people through senior positions at your company over and over again, as they attrition your underlings and eventually get fired for incompetence?

WHAT IS THE STATE OF THIS ECOSYSTEM

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  • 4
    Easy.

    Any decent company would have tried Internal promotion, and found it was a dead end because devs don't want to "promote" into management.

    So things happen. If none of us are willing to take the mantle, then we really can't righteously complain about suits doing suits stuff.
  • 4
    The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.
  • 2
    @CoreFusionX

    That could be one of the problem, but certainly not the main one.

    This issue also happens in a lot of other non-tech depts, where people there are eager to get into management to get bigger check. Yet they always prioritize external candidates.
  • 1
    Let me give you my opinions. The reason people hire external for head of department is to save complains.

    Let say you can either promote John or Bob to a head of department position. No matter who you choose other people is going to complains that they should be promoted instead of other guy.

    Solution: Hire external as head of department and let both John and Bob have short end of the stick.
  • 1
    @mr-user I see how that sounds possible, but do you really think that?

    A) by not promoting Jon or Bob you upset 2 people… could’ve made one of them happy
    B) do you really think the company is so in tune with the sensitivty of individual employees that they would plan everything around John and Bobs feelings? hire an entirely new person - which is unproven, might be crap, and might upset the entire team - just to make John a little bit less upset? Even if Bob was the best option
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