A traditional career trajectory in which employees steadily climb the ladder within one organization is less characteristic of career paths for many employees today. Globalized organizations and expanding advancements in communication and information technologies provide new opportunities to learn, develop new skills, and engage in meaningful and challenging work. Employees no longer are confined to climbing a single corporate ladder and instead seek out new opportunities within multiple organizations and shape unique career paths that align with personal motivations and passions.

Industrial and organizational psychologists have referred to these alternative career trajectories as boundaryless careers. The boundaryless career perspective emphasizes networking, learning, and evolution and views careers as interorganizational as opposed to intraorganizational phenomena. Boundaryless careers connect people, organizations, and industries in profound ways that the ...

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