What is a Lateral Move?
When an employee works in an organization, he/she is recognized generally by two aspects; role and skill set. As the name clarifies, a Lateral move is a step taken by an employee to move to a new position at the same career level in the same or a different company. The person may have different job responsibilities as it is not the same as a career change. A person performs different tasks and learns new skills after making a Lateral move. This move keeps the employee on the same level but changes the job responsibilities and thus the salary also remains the same. It is an act to expand career path opportunities for a bright and dynamic future.