2- THE PROTEAN MODEL
With the changing work environment, the versatility of markets and the increasing diversified backgrounds of professionals, the Protean career model gives those professionals who choose this model more job satisfaction than traditional jobs. According to a recent study by the University of Texas, Protean Career Model focuses on psychological success rather than vertical success
Barbara Palino chose to work in the rising market of medical tourism two years ago. After working as a nurse in Italy for many years, Barbara decided t explore opportunities in other fields. After a series of career changes from the pharmaceutical industry to residential care to health promotion, Barbara decided to explore the field of medical tourism. She explained to Corporita.“ being able to use my skills in different industries, gave me some opportunities to develop other skills, face challenges and build relationships across various sectors.”
This career model inspires professionals to improve their learning skills, widen their knowledge base and become highly adaptable. It also enables professionals to become more resourceful and independent.
3- The KALEIDOSCOPE MODEL
As workplaces are becoming more diverse with many professionals from different cultures and background, the work environment resembles a multi-color pattern. Emma Williams, a sales engineer in significant Australian construction company, stated that her company was very interested in workplace diversity that they hired a designated manager to manage diversity and inclusion. “ I was keen to join a company that appreciates multiculturalism” Emma elaborates, “to me, it is a challenge to engage my team members in activities that allow continuous learning and provide many opportunities for growth on the individual level and as a team.
Reflecting on what we learned from our interviewees and our team at Corporita Magazine, we discovered the careers are developing at an unprecedented speed. The increasing employee mobility across national and international borders, virtual teams, workplace diversity, and globalization are some factors birthing new career models. Only those professionals who keep their minds open maintain high levels of employability. Moreover, the new flexible career options enable many career women to cultivate a more balanced lifestyle, more professional and personal growth opportunities and feel more satisfied and fulfilled.
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Originally posted 2016-10-25 20:12:29.