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Careers, development and the future of the organisation

Colin J. Coulson‐Thomas (University of Luton, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 February 1998



An international investigation of corporate approaches to learning, renewal and transformation reveals that the emergence of network and virtual models of organisation has profound implications for career development, and for the approaches to corporate learning, and to change, relationship and knowledge management, that are adopted. Individuals and organisations need to be reconciled, and the distinction between knowledge and learning, and the potential contribution of shared learning, learning technologies and learning partners better understood. More reflective, thinking, holistic, sensitive and people centred approaches to management are advocated. People and organisations should be true to themselves. Boards need to understand the new realities and provide their organisations with a distinctive rationale and a renewed sense of purpose.



Coulson‐Thomas, C.J. (1998), "Careers, development and the future of the organisation", Career Development International, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 13-17.




Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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