It is Not Always Easy to Quit
In this fictional case, the crucial issue of career progression is highlighted through a problem faced by Abhilash Dubey (Abhilash) Assistant Manager (Control Systems), National Energy Generation Corporation (NEGC). The protagonist of this case is employed with a Public Sector Enterprise (PSE), which offers excellent career development opportunities for its employees, in contrast to many of the government-owned companies. Abhilash had made significant progress in his career in this PSE in last few years. Now, at a crucial juncture of career, he is offered a higher position by one of the most valuable private conglomerates in the country. Even this organization offered high quality career development plans to Abhilash. Now, he has to make a decision whether to join this new company or not.
Expected Learning Outcomes
• Understand the need to align an individual’s career plans with organization’s career development policies and practices
• Highlight the idea that strategically designed career development plans
Case Positioning and Setting
This case is primarily designed to be used in a regular two-year MBA Program/Executive MBA course/People Management course at undergraduate or post-graduate level or its equivalent. It may be included in the Human Resource Management (HRM) course. This case can offer an ideal discussion on the importance, relevance and usefulness of structured career management programs in organizations. Participants in case discussion will require the basic knowledge about career planning and career management in order to obtain most benefit out of the case.
I. In view of the career development programs as prevalent in NEGC, discuss the importance of high quality career management policies in knowledge-centered organizations
II. Illustrate the concept of career and career management from the perspective of the employee and employer, using examples from the case.