Flexibility in Starting and Switching Careers
Focus on What Matters
There’s nothing wrong with dreaming of starting your own company. Or aim of being a C-level, a manager in an organization, and even blaze your trail as a specialist. What matters the most is that you contribute not because you want that title or promotion but you care and you solve something. It’s not about hitting your own KPIs, but achieving the real mission together is the one that matters. And a jungle gym will let you see everything in greater views, not just focus on your so-called career path, but on the overall growth of your career. Make sure you grow in ways that benefit not only the company but also your career and personal development.
Prepare for the Workforce of Tomorrow
Last but not least, we all agree that the workforce is diverse and ever-evolving. Whether it’s a major restructuring. Or perhaps your job is taken over by automation and robots. You should be ready to create your career path.
While I’m not into figuring out my ultimate career goal in one night. I agree with Sheryl Sandberg when she said “what’s important the most is that we’re picking fast-growth jobs”. And of course, it matters that we’re working for a company with a mission that we believe in deeply. Both are criteria that you should have in mind before thinking of climbing up the corporate career ladder.
Unfortunately, too often, today’s companies seem still prefer to offer a one-size-fits-all management track for their employees. Most of them haven’t yet had the urge to build a system where specialists or individual contributors with rare skill sets are appreciated and rewarded as high as senior-level managers are.