A sequence of promotions or upwards moves in a company over a person’s working life.
A lifelong sequence of jobs.
The individual sequence of attitudes and behavior associated with work-related experiences and activities over the span of the person’s life.
Time and flexibility
Child care and health care
Challenging and meaningful work
Holland’s Work Growth cycle
The protean career
Protean careers are characterized by frequent changes due to both changes in the person's interests, abilities and values and changes in the work environment
Employees take greater responsibility for managing protean careers than for traditional careers
Protean careers have substantially increased companies' training and compensation costs
Changes in the psychological contract between the employees and company have influenced the development of protean careers
Requesting information from other company sources
Is focused on future responsibilities, while development focuses on the present.
Is focused on current job performance, while development focuses on the future.
Activities tend to be more voluntary than development activities.
Is individual-focused, while development is strictly team-focused.
Increase retention rates.
Lead to reduced development costs.
Increase employees’ readiness for promotion.
Improve job performance.
Becoming more effective in interpersonal communications
Evaluating employees' promotional potential
Delegating employee work assignments
Is a self-assessment tool to identify occupational and job interests.
Is a simulation of the administrative tasks of a manager.
Measures interpersonal and personal skills.
Requires participants to work together to solve a problem within a certain time limit.
Receive higher ratings from others than they gave themselves.
Whose self ratings were similar to ratings from others.
Tend to rate others lower than they rate themselves.
Receive lower ratings from others than they gave themselves.
Development occurs best when job demands involve obstacles and creating change
Development depends on having a supportive boss and coach
Development occurs best when employees experience high levels of stress in their jobs.
Development occurs when there is a mismatch between the employees' skills and the skills required for the job.
Higher costs than other development methods
A short-term perspective of problems and solutions.
Motivation may suffer due to insufficient time in one position to receive a challenging assignment
Reduced productivity in the rotating employee’s home department
High need for power
Ability to adapt to a situation
The need to develop managers with a global perspective.
Failure to provide training.
Managing workforce diversity.
Basic skills training.
Develop the succession planning review.
Determine how employee potential will be measured
Identify the employees who are included in the plan.
Identify what positions are included in the plan.
Should not include families, because they are not the company's responsibility.
Focuses on preparing the plant in the other country for a newcomer.
Should help to prepare the expatriate and his/her family for cultural differences.
Is not necessary for the overseas assignment if he/she is chosen carefully.
Briefings employee's performance at all possible times during the day.