You Don’t Need a Promotion to Grow at Work

As organizations run leaner and flatter, your ability to move up can stall much earlier in your career because, simply put, there’s no place to go. This is true whether you work for a corporation, nonprofit, or public agency. So what should you do when you reach that plateau and you’re only midway through your career? First, take stock.

Do you enjoy and learn from your colleagues? Are you still energized by the mission of the organization? If the answer is no, it may be time to move on. But if the answer is yes, consider following these four proven approaches outlined by the Harvard Business Review that can help you grow while on the plateau:

  1. Lateral moves within your organization
  2. Reshaping your current role
  3. Expanding your influence
  4. Deepening your skills

If you are interested in digging further into each approach, click here to read the full article.