The Career Is Dead, Long Live the Career: A Relational Approach to Careers / Edition 1

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The career - a series of upward moves with steadily increasing income, power, status, and security - has become a relic of the past. Yet, as the authors of The Career Is Dead - Long Live the Career clearly demonstrate, if we redefine careers as a series of lifelong work experiences and personal learnings, the career will never die. In fifteen original chapters, experts in organizational behavior, career development, and organizational change show how the end of the old career contract has now made career security the responsibility of the individual. Through both research and their own extensive experience, the authors demonstrate that an individual's most important career resource is other people, and that the most significant source of learning and growth is found in relationships.
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Redefines "career" as a series of lifelong work experiences and personal learnings, making career security the responsibility of the individual. Fourteen essays present views on new organizational forms, career development, secure base relationships at work, growth- enhancing relationships outside work, career issues for single adults without children, the value of diversity, and career development for the older worker. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787902339
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Business and Management Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

The Authors
Introduction: Long Live the Career - A Relational Approach 1
1 The New Protean Career: Psychological Success and the Path with a Heart 15
2 Beyond the "Social Contract": An Analysis of the Executive View at Twenty-Five Large Companies 46
3 New Organizational Forms and the New Career 72
4 A Relational Approach to the Protean Worker 105
5 A Relational Approach to Career Development 132
6 Secure Base Relationships at Work 158
7 Growth-Enhancing Relationships Outside Work (GROWs) 180
8 Career Issues for Single Adults Without Dependent Children 196
9 Creating Safe Havens at Work 223
10 Experience Is the Best Teacher, If You Can Learn from It: Real-Time Reflection and Development 246
11 The Value of Diversity in Career Self-Development 265
12 Career Development for the Older Worker 278
13 Finding Sanctuary in Post-Modern Life 297
14 Implications: The New Role of the Career Practitioner 314
Final Reflections: Long Live the Career! 337
Name Index 347
Subject Index 353
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