How does new work have an impact on specialist and management careers?
Many organizations still have a hierarchical structure. In these companies, the only way up tends to be through a career in management. On this traditional career path, a person’s next goal will be the next level up in the hierarchy. The more employees someone manages, the greater their reputation, and the more “successful” their career is perceived to be. But if attitudes to work are changing, then it’s high time to consider a new notion of what career actually means. A notion that doesn’t solely focus on climbing up the career ladder, but one where the value of specialist careers is recognized more as well. The main objective, however, is for us as an organization to think about how we respond to the ever-greater need expressed by our employees for autonomy, personal responsibility and a sense of purpose, and how we can guarantee their continued development across different paths. New work provides space for many different career paths, for career changers or even managers who have managed a lot of people, and who, after a certain period of time, would like to take on a consulting or coaching role. In new work, there are completely new standards for the quality of a career.