ERIC Number: ED391091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Careers in Organisations: Issues for the Future. Report 287.
Hirsh, W.; And Others
Career issues facing individuals employed in organizations in the United Kingdom were examined in 12 1-day workshops that were attended by more than 150 individuals from 65 different organizations. The following career issues received particular attention: the career development environment; changes in organizational career management; the shift to self-development; roles/responsibilities in career development; developing an organizational strategy for careers; and unresolved issues/tensions in individuals' and organizations' career and labor force development objectives. The workshops made it clear that many of the United Kingdom's major employing organizations are in a state of career chaos. In many organizations, large-scale job losses and/or successive changes in organizational structure and skill requirements have erased career paths and even wiped out the notion of career development. For most of the work force, the rhetoric of development has never been stronger and real hope of serious career development opportunities have rarely been bleaker. Tensions were discovered between short- and longer-term goals and between individuals' career aspirations and organizations' goals. It was concluded that individuals must assume more personal responsibility for their career development and that organizations and employees must support each other's development goals. (Contains 14 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Career Development, Career Planning, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Organizational Objectives, Organizations (Groups), Self Actualization, Synthesis, Trend Analysis, Work Environment, Workshops
BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom (25 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: Study supported by the IES Co-operative Research Programme.