6 characteristics of sustainable career management
1. Employability and workability
Attention must be paid to the potential of employees to evolve horizontally or vertically in the internal job market. But employability starts with giving attention to how employees can grow in their current job and continue to experience dynamism. Workability means that the work remains achievable over time for both organization and employee.
2. Eye on the future
There has to be a good balance between reacting only to the problems of the here and now, and taking initiative with attention to the longer term.
3. Inclusive approach
A broader perspective on all employees in the organization creates opportunities to reach solutions internally rather than looking outside the organization.
An open view of careers makes talking about career development easy. This mobilizes the employee to enter into a conversation about their career and to take a more active role in it themselves.
Employees must learn to think for themselves about their career values and competencies. It is important that both organization and employee realize that careers should not remain within the boundaries of the company, a so-called "boundaryless career mindset."
6. Supporting practices.
One must include practices that guide the employee in career development, and guide the manager to include this support.