Extreme careerism

According to Bratton and Kacmar’s article, The Dark Side of Impression Management , extreme careerism is the propensity to pursue career advancement, power , and prestige through any positive or negative non-performance based activity that is deemed necessary. These “non-performance” based activities are activities in which an employee can easily manipulate the people. [1] Extreme careerism has become increasingly common in the 1990s and 2000s. Citation needed ] In the United States, seventeen additional workdays have been added to the calendar since 1994.

Cultural environment

Cultural factors influence how careerists view their occupational goals. How an individual interprets the term “career” can distinguish between extreme careerists and those who can leave their career at home when they come home at night.

Schein [2] identified three important aspects of cultural environments and careerism:

  • How culture influences the concept of careerism
  • How culture influences the importance of a career relative to personal and family matters
  • How culture influences the basics of marginal careers

The term “career” was once when? ] Used for the purposes of status. Career was thought of by whom? ] As a long-term job opportunity, that many, in fact would hold until retirement. In the United States Especially after-World War II, Those Who Were lucky enough citation needed ] to find a career would stay with the Sami organization for decades. A career Was seen as an upper middle class , professional service APPROBATION as the work of a doctor, lawyer, investor, banker or teacher. “Occupations” Were seen as lower-class human services jobs, Such As Those of a taxi driver, clerk, secretary, or waste manager. These ”

In the 2000s, the average American does not stay with the same company, business or organization until retirement.

In regards to commitment , an individual must rely and commit to the occupational setting, the family setting, and to his own setting. Citation needed ] Careerist must determine what is the most important factor in their lives . Dubious – discuss ] To the career extremist, it is the occupational setting. Some organizations require the individual to be in “work-mode” at all times, while others are more important. Most Latin Americans have afamily life, but the United States has a strong sense of ownership. Citation needed ] In the United States this is mainly because of the push for education. Citation needed ] Currently when? ] The United States ranks 10th among industrial countries for percentage of adults with college degrees . With this push in education many people have better careers and are then able to have the choice of family matters, personal matter, or career matters. Even though in the United States careerism is very important, family life is also a huge part of the culture. Many people start their families even while in school, then they begin their careers. Recently [ when? ] The importance of family matters and career matters has evolved and is becoming more and more tied together. Citation needed ]

Cultures exert pressure and determination. Vyacheslav Molotov noted the role of careerism in the Soviet government in the 1930s: “Сыграл свою роль наш партийный карьеризм” [Party-oriented careerism played out its own role]. [3]

Extreme careerists measure success by acknowledgments through praise and possessions, whether it be a new office, a raise or a congratulations in front of an individual’s colleagues: notice is success. In the US there is an extreme drive of personal success citation needed ] and Those Who are ambitious are the ones Who gain the power in an organization. Citation needed ]

See also

  • Academic careerism
  • neglect
  • Negligence
  • Professional societies
  • Professional conduct
  • Professional abuse
  • Public choice theory
  • Rent-seeking
  • Term limit

Sources and references

  1. Jump up^ Griffin, Ricky W. (2004). Dark side of organizational behavior . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  2. Jump up^ Culture as an Environmental Context for Careers.Edgar H. Schein Journal of Occupational Behavior, Vol. 5, No. 1, A Special Issue on Environment and Career (Jan. 1984), p. 71-81http://www.jstor.org/stable/3000310
  3. Jump up^ Чуев, Феликс. “Член политбюро ЦК ВКП (б) Молотов” . Retrieved 2015-04-08 .
  • Adrian Furnham (2008) Personality and Intelligence at Work , New York: Psychology Press .
  • Buchanan Robert, Kong-Hee Kim, Randall Basham (2007) “Career orientations of business students: Further inquiry into the value of graduate education”, Career Development International 12 (3): 282-303.
  • Ronald J. Burke, Eugene Deszca (1982), ” Career Success and Personal Failure Experiences and Type Behavior “, Journal of Occupational Behavior 3 (2): 161-70,
  • Edgar H. Schein (1984), ” Environmental as a Context for Careers “, Journal of Occupational Behavior 5 (1), A Special Issue on Environment and Career, pp. 71-81
  • Daniel C. Feldman, Barton A. Weitz (1991), ” From the invisible hand to the gladhand: Understanding a careerist orientation to work “, Human Resource Management 30 (2): 237-257.
  • Gratton, Peter (2005) “Essays in Philosophy”, A Biannual Journal 6, DePaul University. 2 May 2009 [1] .
  • Griffin, Ricky W. (2004) Dark side of organizational behavior , San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Inkson, Kerr (2006) Understanding Careers The Metaphors of Working Lives , Minneapolis: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Miller, Seumas (2007) Police ethics , St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin .
  • Harold L. Wilensky (1964), ” The Professionalization of Everyone” , American Journal of Sociology 70 (2): 137-58, University of Chicago Press

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