Comparison of Individual and Career Development

Individual development is described as a short-term orientation to performance improvement. In contrast, career development is a more long-term approach. Which has the greatest impact on the organization (individual development or career development)?

What types of topics or activities might be used for each (individual versus career development)? Should development always focus on the job or organizational-specific concerns, or might development include any type of development for an individual (including things that don’t specifically relate to the job/organization)? Leadership lessons you can learn? Your answer should provide a succinct synthesis of the key themes in a way that articulates a clear point, position, or conclusion supported by research.