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Natalia Ivanova1, Anna Klimova1, Warren Thorngate2
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 The Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, On, K1S 5B6

Generalists’ career in modern organizations and education: Theoretical review

2023. Vol. 13. No. 2. P. 158–173 [issue contents]
Purpose. In this article, we continue to analyze the actual problem of modern organizations, which is associated with changing forms of professionalism and the place of a professional in the organization. In conditions of uncertainty and socio-economic changes, the so-called universal professionals are of increasing interest, who demonstrate a focus on a wide range of tasks they solve and activities they perform. Findings. It is shown that specialists of a wide profile are increasingly indemand today in organizations and society. They are the most important resource for the organization’s adaptation to changing external and internal conditions. We look at the reasons why organizations need generalist professionals. The problems caused by the peculiarities of their involvement in solving various goals of the organization and different career prospects are highlighted. Various career tracksand career development directions of such employees in organizations are shown. Based on the analysis, the conditions under which generalists build a successful career and chances for employment are highlighted.

Citation: Ivanova N., Klimova A., Thorngate W. (2023) Kar'era universalov v sovremennykh organizatsiyakh i obrazovanii: teoreticheskiy obzor [Generalists’ career in modern organizations and education: Theoretical review]. Organizational Psychology, vol. 13, no 2, pp. 158-173 (in Russian)
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