Most career goals are still focused on climbing a broken corporate ladder. Linear career paths are still the norm. Yet we all know the world (of work) changes quickly. Let’s say goodbye to traditional career paths and embrace a more fluid world.
A world that no longer exists
Traditional hierarchies date from a time when the world was more stable and predictable than today. It made sense to start at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ and, over time, progress ‘up the hierarchy’.
A junior strives to be more senior. An employee dreams of getting a manager’s job. The manager works to become a director.But this model of career development is outdated. The world it came from no longer exists. But sadly, the ‘ladder’ view still dictates career development in most organizations.