What is Career plateau?

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Career plateau is a situation in which an employee has reached the highest position level in the company and has less to no possibility of a vertical promotion.

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Career plateau definition

Career plateau is a situation in which an employee has reached the highest position level in the company and has less to no possibility of a vertical promotion. The low chance for further promotion occurs due to a lack of skills, corporate restructuring or other factors.

In career plateau the position of the employee becomes stagnant with the same repetitive work and responsibilities.

What to do to surpass Career plateau situation

Employees who feel dissatisfied or stuck in situations of plateau should consult with company's HR which is responsible to provide opportunities for lateral mobility or to make current jobs more meaningful and engaging.

HR should also reward such employees by alternate means in the absence of promotions.

Development training can help employees to overcome these plateau situations.


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