Understanding of Career
By Oliver Recklies
Today, companies and employers face new situations in career
planning and personal development. Knowledge workers who strive for
continuous self-improvement and innovation do not see their personal
objective in promotions to ever-higher levels of management.
Qualified and motivated people often want to work in their own areas
of expertise without using pre-defined career-paths. On the other
hand, the number of management positions has decreased due to lean
management and flatter hierarchies. Thus, many companies are not
able to offer as many management positions as they had in order to
satisfy all employees with ambitions for career. This article
introduces new elements in the understanding of career.