What used to be the typical political environment of jostling for power and position, and maneuvering your way through the ups and downs of whether you’re in favor or out of favor with the powers that be has taken a darker turn.
In fact, swimming with the sharks could become the next holiday pastime for professionals…
Remember when skill sets were something that you strived for in your professional development? Over at QuintCareers.com they break down five basic business categories into transferable skill sets that include Communication, Research and Planning, Human Relations, Organization, Management and Leadership, and Work Survival.
Let’s say your manager shifts you to a new position where your competency is needed. At first blush, you might consider this a strategic move that allows you to hone your skills and a chance to build up your existing skill sets.
But given that any new role requires ramp-up time before your skills and the needs of the job are in synch, there’s a period when you’re vulnerable to change within the organization during, say, a planned reduction in workforce. All of a sudden your skill sets become a liability.