What Does Career Development Mean?
Career development means different things to different people. For some people it’s about upward steps to promotion (Linear Approach), for others who are happy remaining in their current role, it is about them strengthening their own specialism and deepening knowledge/experience (Expert Approach). For some, it’s about moving around in similar roles (Spiral Approach) and for others still, it’s about developing wide skills and experience to enable them to move from role to role, often in different areas (Transitory Approach). You need to decide what’s right for you at what time, taking other life factors and personal responsibilities into account. Over the span of your career, you might stick to one approach or consider trying a different approach.
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(Brousseau, Driver, Eneroth, and Larsson 1996)