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Ignition Guide to Designing Infrastructure Career Paths for Cross-Domain Exposure

Published: 02 August 2018

ID: G00700635

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team


This guide will help you build career paths that highlight how infrastructure employees can advance through lateral, diagonal and cross-domain movements, shift infrastructure employees’ mindsets away from career ladders by highlighting the multiple career options available and prepare managers to encourage cross-domain exposure in career conversations.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Design Career Paths for Cross-Domain Exposure

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Secure Leadership Buy-In


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Design Career Paths


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Communicate Career Paths and Provide Ongoing Support


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Relevance and Adoption of Career Paths

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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