Crafting an action plan that supports researcher career development: Opinion

Tomasz Głowacki (WSB Merito University Poznań) outlines how research managers can actively help their team members’ career development. Głowacki describes how managers can help researchers to map their future career and consider the kinds of work they would like to do in the future. The author encourages researchers to be open about their strengths and weaknesses, consider what direction they hope their career will develop in, and seek input from others to gain an understanding of differing perspectives. Głowacki recommends that researchers discuss other roles of interest and the associated requirements with their supervisors, reflect on and identify any missing or weak skillsets, and consider what professional development they will need to undertake to build their skills.