How do you give employees a sense of growth when there aren’t enough rungs on the ladder to accommodate everyone who wants to climb?
You don’t. And maybe you should stop talking about ladders. And maybe everyone doesn’t want to climb. Over my career I’ve met lots of people who want to contribute without becoming the boss. I met one memorable guy many years ago when looking into a mirror. He found fulfillment in starting his own business.
People want to stay engaged. They may want to earn more money, either because they need it or because it’s a way to see they are growing. They want to try new things and be challenged.
By now, you may have heard career management is all about lattices. If the concept hasn’t yet found its way into your organization, this short article provides a good overview.