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Careers In and Out of Organizations



June 2003 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What are the individual and organizational influences on career choices and adult development?''Careers In and Out of Organizations provides an overview of the changing context of careers and describes the role of interpersonal relationships as influences on development of a personÆs identity and learning. The author examines the nature of the new career contract and the different approaches that have been taken to studying career decision making. He explores how career choices are made, the developmental stages people pass through during the course of their working lives in organizations, and the factors related to career effectiveness including integrating career and personal life. The latter third of the book turns from research to the practical issues involved in applying theory including a look at how an understanding of career dynamics can be employed to make careers work better for individuals and for the work communities where they are employed. ''
 
Introduction to the Series
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I: CONTEMPORARY CAREERS
 
1. The Study of Careers
The Changing Context of Careers

 
Why Study Careers?

 
What Is a Career?

 
A Working Definition of Career

 
Why Are Careers Important?

 
Conclusion

 
 
2. The Protean Career Contract
The Nature of a Psychological Contract

 
The Nature of the New Contract

 
Stages of Adaptation: Three Types of Companies

 
Continuous Learning via Psychological Success

 
Implications for Organizational Career Management

 
Questions for Further Research

 
Conclusion

 
 
PART II. ELEMENTS OF THE CAREER
 
3. Career Choice and Decision Making
Eras of Career Research

 
Matching People and Occupations

 
Process Models: How Are Career Choices Made?

 
How People Choose Organizations

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. Life, Career, and Learning Stages
Are Career and Life Stages Still Relevant Today?

 
Life Stages

 
Schein's Model of the Organizational Career

 
The Early Career Years: Becoming Established

 
Midlife and Midcareer: Maintenance and Reexamination

 
A New Stage Model for the Middle and Later Career Years and Beyond: Learning Cycles

 
Later Career and Adjustment Into Retirement

 
Summary of Developmental Needs in Early, Middle, and Late Career

 
Research Issues

 
Conclusion

 
 
5. Predicting Career Effectiveness: Performance
What Is Career Effectiveness?

 
Understanding How the Process of the Career Affects Performance

 
Research Issues

 
Conclusion

 
 
6. The Protean Career Identity and Attitudes
Career Identity

 
Career Attitudes

 
Conclusion

 
R.F. Morrison & D.T. Hall
7. Career Adaptability
Why Adaptability Is Critical to Contemporary Career Development

 
Observing the Experience of Adaptability

 
A General Model of Adaptability

 
An Integrated Model of Adaptability

 
Questions for Future Research

 
Conclusion

 
 
8. Managing Protean Career and Life Roles
Early Work: Interrole Analysis and Dual-Career Couples

 
Protean Careers and Dual-Career Relationships

 
Conclusion

 
Appendix

 
 
PART III: IMPLEMENTING CAREER CONCEPTS
 
9. Reflection: Self-Development for the Growth of Identity and Adaptability
What is Reflection?

 
Reflection: Stereotype Versus Reality

 
How a CEO Reflects

 
Relfection in the Heat of Battle

 
Identity Growth Through Self-Reflection

 
Steps for Leveraging Learning Through Reflection and Questions for Research

 
Appendix

 
 
10. Toward More Strategic and Self-Directed Careers
The Business Need for a Career Development Plan

 
A Strategic Framework for Career Development

 
Priorities and Recommendations: Seven Steps to Growth for Career Practice and Research

 
Steps for Guiding the Protean Careerist: Questions for Career Self-Reflection or a Career Discussion

 
 
11. Looking Back at Careers in Organizations and Looking Ahead: Toward More Spiritual Careers
Looking Back at Careers in Organizations: Then and Now and Beyond

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

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