ERIC Number: ED396191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career Resilience in a Changing Workplace. Information Series No. 366.
Collard, Betsy; And Others
Major changes in the workplace have changed the social contract between employer and employee and rendered many traditional models of career development inadequate. This paper examines the effects of a changing workplace on the individual and on career development. These changes in the workplace have created new types of organizations and new roles for individuals. Organizations no longer can provide job security and protection. Individuals are required to assume greater responsibility for their careers and must develop new skills and attitudes to manage their own careers. The old employment contract was characterized by a parental relationship and the exchange of loyalty and hard work for job security. A new contract, based on interdependency and the principles of partnership and open and honest communication, is recommended. The evolution of organizational career programs is briefly examined, and changing approaches to career development are explored. A new approach to career development is outlined, based on the concept of individual career self-reliance and a career resilience model for career development is proposed. Contains 61 references. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Change Strategies, Contracts, Employee Responsibility, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Organizational Change, Resilience (Personality), Self Actualization
Center Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. IN366: $7; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.