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Developmental Assignments: Creating Learning Experiences Without Changing Jobs by Cynthia D McCauley

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DEVELOPMENT IN PLACE

When you think about seeking out new challenges, the first thing that likely comes to mind is getting a new job—usually one that gives you broader responsibilities and moves you up the hierarchy. Or you may think of a move into a different business unit or function to gain knowledge and practical experience in an important part of the organization. You may even think of moving to a new organization to broaden your industry experience.

Certainly these major job shifts are often the most developmental experiences in a career. You will likely take on new responsibilities, carry out different tasks, and interact with a whole new set of people. Major job moves are also important as you think about advancing your career. The ...

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