Current GCs who are interested in ascending to the top corporate office will have to show that they can occupy a few critical but less official roles first. Each is closely tied to their immediate responsibilities while moving them ever closer to the strategic center of the business.
One of the most crucial sources for the decisions your business makes is its contracts. But what happens when those contracts are inaccessible or can only be viewed in segments, depending on the department involved? Being disconnected from the office meant processes would become even more fragmented than they already were.