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Chapter 17 - Chapter 17 Careers as Joint Responsibilities...

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Chapter 17 Careers as Joint Responsibilities Three important reasons why it is important to understand careers. 1. We can take a proactive approach to planning and managing them 2. As managers, we need to understand the experiences of our employees and colleagues as they pass through the various stages of careers over their life spans 3. Career management is good business. It makes good financial sense to have highly trained employees keep up with their fields so that organizations can protect valuable investments in human resources Career: the pattern of work-related experiences that span the course of a person’s life. The two elements in a career are the objective element (training) and the subjective element (aspirations). Career Management: a lifelong process of learning about self, jobs, and organizations; setting personal career goals; developing strategies for achieving the goals, and revising the goals based on work and life experiences. The New Career **Look on page 591 for paradigms Discrete exchange occurs when an organization gains productivity while a person gains work experience. It is a short-term arrangement that recognizes that job skills change in value and that renegotiation of the relationships must occur as conditions change. Occupational Excellence means continually honing skills that can be marketed across organizations. Organizational Empowerment means that power flows down to business units and in turn to employees. Employees are expected to add value and help the organization remain competitive by being innovative and creative. Project allegiance means that both individuals and organizations are committed to the successful completion of a project. The firm’s gain is the project outcome; the individual’s gain is experience and shared success Becoming Your own career coach Organizations need employees who have acquired multiple skills and
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Chapter 17 are adept at more than one job. Self-reliant individuals take an interdependent approach to relationships and are comfortable both giving and receiving support from others. People who will be most successful in the new career paradigm are those who are flexible, team oriented, energized by change, and tolerant of ambiguity. Emotional Intelligence and Career Success Reasons for failing in the first eighteen months on the job: - Failure to build good relationships with peers and subordinates - Confused or uncertain about what their bosses expect - Unable to achieve the two or three most important objectives of the new job. Emotional intelligence is becoming more important when hiring. Preparing for the World of Work Preparation for work is a development process that gradually unfolds over time. As the time approaches for beginning a career, one faces two decisions: the choice of occupation and the choice of organization Occupational Choice There are six types of personalities and each is characterized by a set of interests and values. 1. Realistic: stable, persistent, and materialistic.
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