What We Want: Cultures that Acknowledge Career Alignment


Everyday across the world we hit our morning alarms — sip our coffee — and go to work. Whether we arrive at an office, a co-working space or plant ourselves in front of a sunny window at home, we arrive and make a very deliberate commitment.

The  commitment to bring the best of ourselves to our work.

With that comes an unstated agreement that operates each and everyday. An agreement that is neither routinely acknowledged or discussed. Are employers engaged in that very same commitment? Are we on the same page?

As we review the ups and downs — the successes and the failures — more questions bubble to the surface.

Am I growing career-wise? Do elements of my role align with my personal career goals? If I remain here, will my market value increase?

At The Culturesprout Project we intend to break the collective silence concerning career growth in organizations. We’ll put the punctuation behind what’s working and what’s missing. From motivation to mentorship — we’ll take the pulse of what’s happening in today’s dynamic 21st century workplaces.

So — let’s frame the conversation and gain a clear picture of what’s really out there.

Tell us what you see.

We’re listening.

Take the Sprout Survey here.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.  She is the Director of Organizational Development at Allied Talent. She is a charter member of the LinkedIn Influencer Program. Her posts on workplace topics have appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, US News & World Report and The World Economic Forum.

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