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The firm do to help the individual cope with plateaus by providing them with opportunities forlateral growth or allowing them to choose their own assignments when opportunities foradvancement do not exist.Firms with international divisions can encourage employees to take assignments abroad to expandtheir horizons, lead philanthropic and volunteer activities for their firms, or take sabbatical.A sabbatical is an extended period of time during which an employee leaves an organization topursue other activities before returning to the firm. A sabbatical can help prevent employeeburnout and increase a person’s loyalty to a company.Manager should tap the natural talent of employees by providing cross-training opportunities forthem, so that they don’t lose their skills. There may be other areas in your organization which coulduse some help from your writer employee on a weekly or monthly basis. Finding relevantopportunities for employees with untapped skills can boost their morale and interest.Acknowledge achievements with rewardsFirm reward system has to be comprehensive enough to include not only promotions for high-achieving employees but should also celebrate the competency and expertise of the rest of yourstaff, which allows them to perform well on a consistent basis.Career plateau– A situation in which for either organization or personal reasons the probability of moving up the career ladderis low (loss of self esteem)
Three types of plateaus:1.Structural plateau2.Content plateau3.Life plateauA firm determine if an individual is facing a career plateau by asking questions such as1. Does the employee accept high visibility assigments2. Has the employee continued to advance his or her education, both formal and vocational?3. Is the employee recognized by leaders in the organization, routinely promoted, and rewarded?4. Does the employee get high performance ratings and larger-than-normal raises?5. Does the employee have a career plan with measurable objectives that has been updatedrecently?What can the firm do to help the individual in this situation?
1. Identify the reason behind career plateauIt’s quite easy to a firm to identify employees who are going into a spiral of stagnation. They’redisengaged, isolated, or bored. Manager should know that this is the more opportune time toinitiate a dialog with employees who seem to be stuck to understand and improve their situation.2. Don’t let employees get too comfortablewhen manager notice that there are employees who are less active than their peers in adaptingchanges, manager should think ways on how to get them more involved.

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