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Horizontal movement

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A lateral or horizontal movement involves a change to another department or functional area, often in the same company, without necessary undergoing a change in status or salary. Lateral moves are fast becoming a way of demonstrating adaptive abilities and broadening skills, learning about other areas of the organization, and developing new talents.

References:

Boyd, Sandra and Kim Spurgeon, “Lifelong Career Management.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.406.

Kelly Services. “Moving Over Is the New Moving Up.” Online: http://www.kellyservices.com/US/Business-Services/Business-Resource-Center/Management-Tips/Moving-Over-Is-the-New-Moving-Up/#.U-Pgt2PJB2B (Retrieved on August 7, 2014)

Muehlbauer, Don. “How Horizontal Movement, Not Climbing the Ladder, Can Help Your Career.” Career Attraction. Online: http://www.careerattraction.com/how-horizontal-movement-not-climbing-the-ladder-can-help-your-career/ (Retrieved on August 7, 2014)

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