Constructed Development Theory focuses on how we construct our thinking in the moment and how aware we are of this construction.
From an SME perspective how aware we are of our thinking impacts the type of business we create. The grid above gives a small portion of a development grid for entrepreneurial thinking and hoe it impacts their thinking about business, their level of self-insight, sales values, need to control, communication style and more.
Ideas such as Super’s (1957) Five Stages of Career are no longer relevant as so many people choose to change careers throughout their lives due to a multifaceted response to environment, tehcnology (Griffith & Neale, 2001), increases in the variety of careers over the lifespan and shortening times spent in careers (Mainiero & Sullivan, 2006), Flexibilisation of labour and the increase in zero hours contracts and part-time work among adults (e.g. Askenazy, 2004), familial and other factors that were not conceived of by Super when he created his theory. Unfortunately, this theory is still taught in universities today.