Published Date: May 11, 2011
CAREER MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS NECESSARY FOR PAKISTANI ORGANIZATIONS
Naushaid Javaid, Director People Excellence, Telenor Pakistan urged the Pakistani organizations to proactively manage careers of their employees under the Employees Career Management Framework involving the collaborative career building approach.
He was speaking at the second meeting of the ‘Training Forum’ held at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here. He highlighted the significance to reward teams as well as individual achievements for improving the organizational productivity and efficiency. He particularly urged the managers to take an interest in developing the careers of their subordinates’ besides focusing on their own career paths. “This would dramatically increase personal as well as organizational productivity and efficiency besides a sense of achievement and confidence among professionals working in different fields and sectors” he added.
Commenting on prevailing culture of lack of career management frameworks in organizations, he said such vacuum was existent even in big organizations due to both organizational and manager level factors which was ultimately impacting organizational outcomes at various levels. He said that the organizations should link the career management system with the performance management system and they should also identify career experiences and guidelines. He also underlined on the need for developing team building and team level organizational career management plans.
He said the performance is directly proportional to interest, and the managers need new levels of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to grow and make their subordinates develop prosperous careers. He said the often there exists a lack of communication among teams and colleagues which was a serious barrier in career and team building. He lamented that training and development was not linked to performance and line managers do not fulfill the responsibility of clarifying their expectations vis-à-vis organizational performance appraisal system. He was of the view that professional whose careers get stalled are people whose managers never took an interest in their careers.
During the question-answer session, the participants appreciated SDPI for hosting the meetings of Training Forum and expressed their hope that this process will enable different organizations of civil society and private sector to come together and share their experiences and success models especially of human resource management and organizational productivity and efficiency besides networking and joint initiatives.
The Training Forum meets every month at SDPI to discuss contemporary Management issues facing Pakistani organizations.