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Employees who have worked at an organisation for more than 10 years tend to hit a career plateau. By definition, a career plateau is a stage when employees feel that the chances of upward career advancement are negligible and no longer feel challenged by their work.
Employees who reach a career plateau are usually frustrated, demotivated and consequently, less productive, and therefore affect the organisation’s profitability negatively. If these experienced employees leave the company, it causes a problem for the organisation because replacing them is not always easy.
Line managers can help employees in overcoming career plateaus by:
Developing customised career development plans. Line managers should ask employees to list their skills, competencies and aspirations. Once employees do so, managers should keep this information in mind when assigning challenging projects and responsibilities in the future. This will help increase employee motivation and commitment. Continue reading