A career that involves frequent changes of organization, work setting, and job content, as opposed to one that involves commitment to a single organization or line of work. Such a career will be shaped by the individual's own needs, goals, and values rather than by organizational structures or received ideas of professional development. Success will depend on adaptability, self-motivation, and a willingness to learn new skills. It has been argued that the increasing trend towards protean career patterns has radically altered the nature of psychological contracts between organizations and their employees.
Subjects: Business and Management.