People always make lateral moves in order to make more money and to earn more benefits. They also move from an entry level position to in-house CRA that is not comparable to any entry level position but they do take these opportunities despite of any pay increase and any other benefit because these monitoring positions provide them the experience that is beneficial for their further career in CRO industry.
People do move upward and backward positions while working in a company depending upon the circumstances and these moves can lead them towards future opportunities. These lateral moves are helpful to avoid any kind of mishap and to get rid of a blunder. These moves give them the experiences of all different job and changing their perspectives that make them cleverer, wise and understanding from all different angles. They can perform multiple tasks at the same time that can be beneficial for the company and these people can also ask for their desired salaries and positions.
People make lateral moves to pursue their long term goals as it make them more knowledgeable about the industries and how they operate their works and they get into the industry according to their future goals and make best moves to achieve those.