Career Development

Essay by babycat824 January 2008

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1.0IntroductionFrom the individual's perspective, career development strategy focuses on the effectiveness of organizations to help individuals clarify and then pursue personal goals in the company and across given labor markets .From a company perspective, however, the development of organizational strategy to successfully deal with both sets of needs is critical to ensure the recruitment and retention of critical human resources. In this sense, organizational career development focuses on meeting the company's goals while individual career development focuses on meeting individual needs.

In this assignment, Firstly, I will talk on Schein's career development model; Secondly, I will try to describe today's organizations. Secondly, and I would try to identify the available opportunities for "gold collar" in today's organizations. Thirdly, I will talk about Career Anchor. Finally, I would recommend how individuals are successfully using the three strategies by Schein to further their career.

2.0Schein's Career Development ModelIn today's knowledge-driven organizations, the promotion of movement up is highly constrained by flat organizations and reduced potential for managerial promotion.

Based on this reality, Schein conclude three complimentary conceptualizations of promotion by research work, all of which provide organizations the potential to fully engage prospective high-fliers in active pursuit of career development goals.

Three types of career movement:1. Vertical movement.

This corresponds to the traditional path in which an individual is promoted to a higher position in the organization's hierarchy. This is essentially the traditional view of promotion, Associated with such movement are issues like increasing rank, perquisites, titles, and additional complexity of managerial responsibilities.

2. Radial movement.

This is a shifting of responsibilities from one part of the organization to another at the same organizational to another at the same organizational reporting level but at different levels of responsibility for technical or project responsibilities. In the high-tech industry, the shift from basic project...