Are you developing your staff for The Changing World of Work?
The Need to Take a More Entrepreneurial Approach to Career Development
Career success is more dependent on “entrepreneurial” thinking and action than ever before. What do I mean by “entrepreneurial” thinking and action? This is the ability to take more risk, actively and aggressively seek out new opportunities and connections, think creatively about career pathways, dedication to developing “crossover” career skills that transcend sector, and the ability (to gracefully) promote oneself and one’s abilities.
The Need (and desire) to Job Hop
The new normal, especially for millennials. This can be a good strategy for picking up experience, pay, improving title, and building a professional portfolio.
The Need (and desire) to Work Longer
“The U.S. has the largest number of older workers ever…” Read more at “I’ll Never Retire”: Americans Break Record for Working Past 65
The Need to Be Ready for Project Based Work
Project based jobs and opportunities are likely to be more common and more workers are expected to shift between contract and career roles as our economy changes. That’s why it’s important to build skills that create maximum career flexibility and adaptability. Read more about this important topic at Preparing Students for a Project-Based World
Enter the Lattice – Exit the Ladder
Predictable, stable, clearly upward, building-block career trajectories are less common. Career trajectories now tend to follow more of a “lattice” framework based on good lateral moves. Read more about this at The Lattice That Has Replaced The Corporate Ladder
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