ERIC Number: ED328932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
"Fast-Tracking": Ain't No Golden Parachute So Don't Slide off the Rainbow.
Newburger, Craig; Butler, Jerry
Awareness of the corporate cultural phenomenon of fast-tracking, a process whereby executives are advanced within and among organizations, should assist communication students and practicing professionals to become more effective corporate communicators. A critical distinction between self-directed fast-trackers and their corporately-sanctioned peers is that self-directed fast-trackers can better control the pace and risks they assume, and they can also exert greater control over the rewards for success. Corporately sanctioned fast-trackers normally must contend with a higher level of uncertainty concerning risks, rewards, and relationships. A self-directed fast-tracker often holds his/her own dangling carrot stick. A corporately sanctioned fast-tracker's stick is held by someone else. Rewards abound for both, however. (Thirteen references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Corporate Politics; Organizational Behavior; Organizational Culture
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Association for Business Communication Midwest Regional Conference (Akron, OH, April 3-5, 1991).