Skip to navigationSkip to content
REWORKED

Three ways modern life is reshaping the arc of our careers

AP Photo/Laura Rauch
Not all career ladders need to be strictly vertical.
  • Heather Landy
By Heather Landy

Editor of Quartz at Work

Climb the ladder. Rise through the ranks. Work your way up. The language of career progression strongly suggests it moves in only one direction, continually carrying you to a preordained destination. But as workplace models change and philosophies about work evolve, the terminology we use for describing success is quickly losing relevance.

If you seek a professional path that is at least as well-rounded as it is vertical, that leads you to a finish line far from the corner office, or that works with, not against, the other trajectories of your life, youโ€™re in increasingly good company. Letโ€™s look at a few of the major factors reshaping the modern career arc.

Enrich your perspective. Embolden your work. Become a Quartz member.

Your membership supports a team of global Quartz journalists reporting on the forces shaping our world. We make sense of accelerating change and help you get ahead of it with business news for the next era, not just the next hour. Subscribe to Quartz today.

ใ“ใกใ‚‰ใฏ่‹ฑ่ชž็‰ˆใธใฎ็™ป้Œฒใƒšใƒผใ‚ธใงใ™ใ€‚
Quartz Japanใธใฎ็™ป้Œฒใ‚’ใ”ๅธŒๆœ›ใฎๆ–นใฏใ“ใกใ‚‰ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€‚