Career Anchors

Career Anchors : The Changing Nature of Careers Participant Workbook

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The Career Anchors instrument is designed to help clients identify their anchors and to think about how their values relate to their career choices. While this model has stood the test of time, there are many changing factors in the market that require a fresh look at the content. This new edition of a classic career development tool provides readers with updated coverage and data that reflects the current world of work and looks at how people think of their careers and the qualities they haven't considered or simply take for granted.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 7mm | 304g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 1118455754
  • 9781118455753
  • 416,313

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Career Anchors: Participant Workbook, Fourth Edition

Using the Career Anchors Participant Workbook as your guide you will be able to explore and better understand your workplace skills and competencies, career motives and values.

With this program, you will gain new insight into your career values and how they relate to your past and future choices. This easy-to-use workbook includes information about career development and a more complete description of the eight career anchors categories. This new edition features updated or new information that addresses issues such as The rapidly changing world of business including more information on globalization, heightened competition, new technologies, greater organizational instability and uncertainty and shifting societal values, all of which influence career trajectories and career anchors A more detailed description and elaboration of the eight anchors A Role Mapping Process that helps to consider the various external demands and pressures with suggested action steps. A Work Career and Family/Life Priority Grid that includes suggestions for how the work, family, and personal patterns identified can interact (for better or worse) with each of the eight career anchors A new looking ahead section of the workbook that begins with a comprehensive look at how the world of work is changing and what these changes may mean for each of the career anchors Developmental activities that participants can use as next steps in their career development

Once you have completed the Career Anchors Self-Assessment, this workbook will be your next-step resource for analyzing and understanding your particular career anchor.
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Career Anchors: Participant Workbook, Fourth Edition

Using the Career Anchors Participant Workbook as your guide you will be able to explore and better understand your workplace skills and competencies, career motives and values.

With this program, you will gain new insight into your career values and how they relate to your past and future choices. This easy-to-use workbook includes information about career development and a more complete description of the eight career anchors categories. This new edition features updated or new information that addresses issues such as The rapidly changing world of business including more information on globalization, heightened competition, new technologies, greater organizational instability and uncertainty and shifting societal values, all of which influence career trajectories and career anchorsA more detailed description and elaboration of the eight anchorsA Role Mapping Process that helps to consider the various external demands and pressures with suggested action steps.A Work Career and Family/Life Priority Grid that includes suggestions for how the work, family, and personal patterns identified can interact (for better or worse) with each of the eight career anchorsA new "looking ahead" section of the workbook that begins with a comprehensive look at how the world of work is changing and what these changes may mean for each of the career anchorsDevelopmental activities that participants can use as next steps in their career development

Once you have completed the Career Anchors Self-Assessment, this workbook will be your next-step resource for analyzing and understanding your particular career anchor.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Career Development 3 Th e Internal Career and Career Anchors 3 External Career Stages and Career Movement 4 Development of the Career Anchor in the Internal Career 7 Identifying Career Anchors Through Career History Analysis 11 The Eight Career Anchor Categories 19 Technical/Functional Competence 20 General Managerial Competence 24 Autonomy/Independence 30 Security/Stability 32 Entrepreneurial Creativity 34 Sense of Service/Dedication to a Cause 37 Pure Challenge 39 Lifestyle 40 Review of Ratings and Questionnaire Scores 45 Common Questions 47 Are Th ere Other Career Anchors? 47 Does the Career Anchor Concept Travel? 48 Can a Person Have More Th an One Anchor? 50 Do Anchors Change? 51 Moving Ahead: Reconciling Your Anchor with the Demands of Work, Family, and Self 55 Th e Role Map: Analyzing Your Present Situation 55 Th e Work Career and Family/Life Priority Grid: Analyzing Your Present Situation 64 Looking Ahead 71 Globalization and Restructuring 71 Information Technology and Expertise 73 Support and Service Functions 75 Uncertainty, Anxiety, and Teamwork 76 New Organizational Forms 78 Interdependence and Collaboration 80 Work, Self, and Family 84 Implications for Your Career Development 89 Assessment of Future Requirements 90 Next Steps 94 References and Additional Reading 99 About the Authors 103
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About Edgar H. Schein

Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous books, including Career Dynamics, Process Consultation Revisited, Organizational Culture and Leadership, and The Corporate Culture Survival Guide. John Van Maanen is the Erwin Schell Professor at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He has been a Visiting Professor at Yale University, University of Surrey, and INSEAD in France.
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