The Career Maze

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The TWM site is dead. If you click through you will be taken to the Internet Archive site to find an archived copy.

Career success demands that managers analyze and understand how different corporate cultures operate. Upwardly mobile managers who want to assume greater responsibility need to know what behaviors are most promotable in each culture. Such climates and cultures develop out of top management’s beliefs about how the organization should operate. Understanding culture dynamics helps managers and professionals maximize their potential in which ever culture they work. Being maze bright – understanding the unwritten and informal rules that define promotability in each culture – helps the individual to advance by knowing what expectations to measure up to. Such norms and rules are often quite different from formal ones. The informal norms determine how things actually operate – in reality. So how do you know what culture you are in? Here are some models to help. One of them may “connect” with you and help you “read” your situation.

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