Introduction of the Career Model 2.0
"Contentment and happiness result from the pursuit of self-actualization"
based loosely on Abraham Maslow
Why a career model?
The vocational training is successfully completed, the studies finished. Here we go, the world is waiting!
Yes and no. Strictly speaking, the learning continues, but the practical part becomes larger. It’s all about building experience now – which is ultimately invaluable.
Over the years, there inevitably comes a point when the question arises as to what the company can still offer you personally or what opportunities there are for further development. We are all always striving for fulfillment of our needs and the ideal of self-realization, and therefore want to have this question answered at some point.
And this is where a problem arises: Unfortunately, an answer to this important question is not always immediately apparent, since either there are no corresponding models or the question is not addressed by superiors in employee appraisals and thus possibly leads to resignation or even frustration.
Our career model is designed to offer individual and flexible development paths. Our ideal is to keep talented and motivated people of all backgrounds working for the company for as long as possible. Over the time of the cooperation this leads to invaluable growth effects and both parties profit equally from a long and successful cooperation. People develop over the years and we would like to accompany and support that. This requires an encounter at eye level, characterized by fairness and the opportunity for self-expression.
According to Abraham Maslow, human development is based on different needs that build on each other. To this end, he worked from 1943 until his death in 1970 on his social psychological model, which is simplified as the widely known pyramid of needs.
In the lower areas lie the basic needs (also deficit needs), the non-fulfillment of which triggers frustration. In the higher levels are the needs, the fulfillment of which cause satisfaction and feelings of happiness in us and are therefore called growth needs. Since these can basically never be completely satisfied, we all always strive for more.
This is exactly where we would like to start with our career model and show development opportunities that support the pursuit of self-realization.
Does everything have to be uphill?
Higher, faster, further… This is often the classic idea behind a career model. However, we would like to offer more here. Our career model is flexible – in every direction. This means that, if you wish, we can also offer you the opportunity to take it a little easier in the last few years before you retire, to take a step back from a position of responsibility, either to offer opportunities to younger colleagues, or simply to return to your old position because you enjoyed it more.
In many companies, this sort of thing is viewed critically, with the result that long-serving and experienced colleagues often see no other option than to move to another company if such a request is made. This means that the know-how and the personality are lost forever. We want to prevent this in any case and hope to create a variety of opportunities for those who simply enjoy their work and do not always want to go higher, faster, further…
A company is only as good as its employees. Since we focus on long-term cooperation, the satisfaction of all colleagues is close to our hearts.