The flagship leadership development program, ESCOSTARS, provides an opportunity to employees at mid to senior management level to build skills and advance their career growth within the company. In addition, the company continues to focus on constant development of people across all levels through calendar program and various external programs conducted at IIMs/ISB and other premier institutions.
In Escorts, we have imagined career trajectory in two directions: Vertical and Horizontal. Vertical growth (also known as Ladder approach) is like taking the elevator straight to the destination. Horizontal growth (also known as Lattice approach) is like opening a bunch of new doors and new possibilities.
Taking a vertical approach to career makes the most sense when someone on a specialist track with a clear idea of the role that he/she would like to have, especially within a defined function.
Technical specialists with deep subject matter expertise typically benefit more from a vertical track as each role in the career path will build upon and deepen the experience and knowledge of that person.
The ability to lattice one’s way to the desired job within his/her the company may depend on several factors, including person’s own appetite for not following the “traditional” ladder approach. This approach to career growth can apply to many job functions, and is especially critical to those who aspire to be general managers, senior business leaders, or any other role that requires a cross-functional and more generalist set of skills and experience.
The lattice approach is also useful to anyone considering a career change, needing to increasingly balance work and life demands or anyone seeking to add a variety to their skills.