Good bye career ladder
Germans are getting older, our working life is getting longer. The aspiring Generation Y is looking for a career somewhere between meaning and security.
The "War for Talents" is raging, the rapid technological progress leaves us astonished. In this world of work, flexibility and innovation are more important than ever - for employees and Company alike.
Mosaic careers belong to the future
The current career ladder is less and less feasible under these conditions: it is too inflexible and difficult to adapt to the life stages of talents. Also, the needs of companies are not always congruent with the respective strengths of the existing talents.
Careers will therefore change increasingly in the future. Successful careers will be more diverse and increasingly resemble a mosaic of specialist, management and project assignments. The mission statement of the mosaic career meets our life stages and talents.
Flexibility to discover new tasks
It offers flexibility and agility and allows us to discover new roles and diverse tasks. Career is understood as a way of life that offers us additional opportunities.
Careers in the form of a mosaic meet both the changes in the world of work - such as the longer working life - as well as individual wishes and needs.
Mosaic career is still the exception
At the moment, mosaic careers are still the exception. Above all, prevailing status thinking stands in the way of an implementation.
Employees often adhere to existing social conventions and continue to combine successful careers with leadership advancement.
Away from the state of thinking
This is understandable, after all, many generations have successfully lived the "model career ladder". Status symbols and the prevailing merit models favor it to this day.
Side steps and career breaks are often not accepted by "status thinkers". This will change slowly. The representatives of the Generation Y, as well as employees who are looking for a challenge towards the end of their working lives, are particularly open to the new career culture.
Yes to a new career culture
Mosaic careers bring with them existing hierarchies and structures in question.
Therefore, in order to anchor them in companies in the long term, a change in the corporate culture is necessary.
2 requirements for new careers
Essential requirements for the new Mosaic Careers 2 are:
- The prerequisite for mosaic-style careers is, on the one hand, a culture that allows employees times of learning and making mistakes when they take on a new task.
- On the other hand, we also have to learn how to deal with occupational side steps and breaks and recognize that these are not negative. On the contrary, they are the breeding ground for the development of diverse skills.
5 Tips: This is how you can live your own mosaic careers
- Be open to alternative career paths
- Explain your strengths and talents: What can I do? What I want? How can I further develop my career path?
- See deviations from your planned career path as an opportunity and take advantage of these Accept breaks in your resume
- Be aware: you are in the driver's seat of your career
- Take new steps on your personal career path
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