ERIC Number: ED402501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Worklife Methodology. A Framework for Career Transition Making.
The Worklife Methodology is a process for helping people determine their next career and life management actions. It includes three components: the Stevens' Model of Career Development; Structured Analysis through Career Analysis Levels 1, 2, or 3; and the Three-Dimensional Analysis Process. The Stevens' Model of Career Development is a formula for taking people through the whole journey of self-exploration and evaluation of their career options and on to the successful implementation of their choice, given their employment environment or labor market opportunities and restrictions. The model shows the sequence in which a person should proceed to resolve worklife direction problems. The model has six stages, with specified activities within each stage: self-assessment, interpreting data, opportunity awareness, decision learning, transition training, and transition accomplished. Structured Analysis provides three levels of self-search through the use of an equation that helps to order information in a coherent way that will lead to improved understanding and comfort in choosing a particular career action. The third component of the Worklife Methodology, the Three-dimensional (3-D) Analysis process includes a focus on job content, employment environment type, and lifestyle preferences. The Worklife Methodology seeks to help a person define his or her real self. It is now widely used to assist adults in personnel review situations in Australia and New Zealand, and it is also being used in other countries for helping people through career transitions, employment problems, and unemployment. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Foreign Countries, Models, Occupational Information, Resources, Self Actualization, Self Concept Measures, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).