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Not everyone should be promoted to manager. Here’s how leaders can guide alternate career paths

Not everyone should be promoted to manager. Here’s how leaders can guide alternate career paths

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Creating opportunities for multifaceted career growth

Since the start of the Great Resignation, millions of employees worldwide transitioned jobs and careers. The next great reckoning to pay attention to is creating opportunities for multifaceted career growth outside of management.

For many professionals with exceeding aspirations, the next ...

Finding alternative career paths

Part of companies celebrating diversified perspectives and talents means admitting that some aren’t meant to become managers. Bad managers can be causing high levels of turnover.

Leaders should remember that employees choose where they want to work and what they want to do. Becoming a mana...

Reflect on the needs of the business

Try to explore what opportunities may be available and could motivate people.

  • What business needs require a more experienced employee?
  • Are there options for high performers to become their own manager and continue to do meaningful work?
  • Is there a way for struggling...

Define career path profiles based on required skills

People don't know what they don't know. Creating greater awareness of what's possible helps people find the next step.

  • Clearly describe and outline dual career paths within your organization - ones with and without management requirements.
  • Consider asking th...

Enable upskilling with mentors

Encourage talent enhancement for employees to develop their existing skills or learn new ones that can help them get on a defined career path.

Pair employees with "peer mentors" and give employees at all levels the opportunity to contribute their expertise to enhance someone else's. This ca...

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