Thursday, November 24, 2005

What is Job Sculpting

This is the art of matching people to jobs that allow their deeply embedded life interests to be expressed. The authors believe that by carefully designed career path with job sculpting in mind would increase the chance of retaining talented people.

What Has Gone Wrong With Traditional Career Development
The mistakes made by a traditional HR department in career development:

  • People are satisfied with jobs they excel at

  • People get promoted by preset schedule or when performance standard is met

  • In organization reshuffle music chair is played, i.e. key positions are filled then empty slots are filled by second grade people according to abilities.

  • People demanded promotion and got moved to position with stretched responsibilities

  • The Manager has no say in career development for talented people

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