not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper
organization needs to be clear as to what roles, or categories of activities,
are needed to enable it to operate. A role consists of performing a task or
tasks, which require a unique combination of skill and knowledge - teaching,
selling, managing, etc. Jobs are then defined to accommodate one or more of
Each role needs it
own set of skills. A person performing two roles may find that different
personal characteristics are required for each - one role may
require an extroverted personality and the other a more introspective one. This problem often arises when
technicians or professionals are called on to perform a management role, which
they then find that they are unsuitable for. Some
roles may be associated with an individual rather than being defined as part of
a particular job, for example, the role of fire warden or medical first-aid person in a school
could be taken by a teacher or one of the administrative staff.
A job can consist of
several different roles, as with a head of department in a school who will
either be taking a class in a 'teaching' role or discussing the curriculum with
a colleague in a 'management' role. Jobs are what people are employed to do and
are associated with a job description specifying the roles covered. Pay scales and career paths
are usually linked to jobs.
There is often only a
limited career path for people skilled in a particular role (nurse, engineer,
teacher, salesman, etc.). To progress, the person finds that they must adopt
another role (manager or administrator).
defined and documented?
there a defined career progression path?
peer organizations been evaluated?
some roles obsolete?
new roles will be needed?
people aware of all their roles? >>>