Climbing the LadderMar 25, 2021
Career advancement is a team sport.
🏢 Organizations can support career advancement by creating visibility into internal opportunities, outlining required competencies by level, and publicizing “how it happened” promotion stories.
🙌 Bosses can ensure that each direct report receives an objective take regarding their current capabilities and that each has a clear professional development plan that details improvement opportunities and next-level skills.
🚀 Employees can identify deliberate practice opportunities at work, and they can pursue self-directed learning on their own time.
So how do your direct reports view their current career advancement situation?
You’ll never know unless you ask—give them this exercise to find out:
EXERCISE - PART 1
How much responsibility for your career advancement do you attribute to the following?
EXERCISE - PART 2
1. List three current investments or opportunities associated with each category—Organization, Boss, Employee.
2. Brainstorm answers and next actions together as needed until the list is complete.
👀 This is an eye-opening exercise, particularly when you compare the varying perspectives across your direct reports!