What to do about career gridlock

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Date: Apr. 1990
From: Training & Development Journal(Vol. 44, Issue 4)
Publisher: Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,001 words

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Career plateauing, which occurs when opportunities to advance within an organizational hierarchy are not available to employees, is an important personnel management issue because there is a large percentage of workers in the labor force between ages 35 and 44 who are likely targets for plateauing. Plateaued employees who want to make changes can use a variety of strategies to manage their careers including increasing their visibility and reputation in firms; asking for specific feedback; and determining what is missing on the job. Managers can also use strategies to help employees such as redesigning jobs to make them more flexible; encouraging new ways to do tasks; and providing job training opportunities.

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