Protean Career


  • Douglas Hall
  • Brad Harrington

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2004


  • Career(s)
  • Corporate
  • Work and Family
  • Work Design/Redesign


  • Business and Management


As organizational transformation is taking place on a global scale to make firms smaller, smarter, and swifter in their response to market conditions, the workplace has been similarly transformed. Now employees must be equally flexible and adaptive. This new orientation that is required of the employee has been termed the protean career (Hall & Moss, 1998; Hall, 2002).

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