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I am looking for idiom or a phrase I can use to describe rotational support process. The process explained as follows:

  • Week 1: team member A and team member B are in charge of supporting group 1. Team member C and team member D are in charge of supporting group 2
  • Week 2: team member D and team member A are in charge of supporting group 1. Team member B and team member C are in charge of supporting group 2
  • Week 3: team member C and team member D are in charge of supporting group 1. Team member A and team member B are in charge of supporting group 2
  • continue

This reminds me of rolling forcasts in finance and rolling-window in Computer. However, I am looking for an idiom/phrase which I can use for day-to-day work (not field specific). Is there any?

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    Rotational assignments? – Richard Kayser Oct 6 '20 at 23:04
  • There isn't a dedicated Business (Studies) SE, but surely this request is for jargon outside the domain of standard English usage? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 21 '20 at 10:10
  • @EdwinAshworth jargon would be sufficient – Hawk Oct 23 '20 at 8:32
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The common term for this in business is Job Rotation.

Job rotation is a technique used by some employers to rotate their employees' assigned jobs throughout their employment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_rotation

Both Staff Rotation and Team Rotation are widely understood variations on this which would fit your needs.

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  • Thanks. Job Rotation does not describe the part of not the entire team is rotating. In my case, I have three teams. Only one person from each team slides to the next job at every rotation, and not the entire team. – Hawk Sep 21 '20 at 9:42
  • I think something like "members of the team will provide support in rotation" or "in a rotating fashion" is probably as good as you'll get. – Stuart F Feb 18 at 13:27

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