The RIM® method as an approach in career transition processes
By Kine Aasheim
The topic of this thesis deals with the conversational approach ‘the RIM® method’ as a supplement in a career transition process. Norway’s working life has a faster rate of change than ever before. This leads to more frequent restructuring and downsizing in businesses, and more people experience losing their jobs involuntarily. Losing your job involuntarily can be experienced as demanding, and this assignment sheds light on whether the conversational approach RIM® method affects the experience of the personal transition process. A quantitative survey has been carried out with a research group and a control group with pre- and post-measurement of subjective experience of self-esteem, stress and quality of life. The result indicates that the RIM® method can have an effect on people’s experience of self-esteem, stress and quality of life. The validity of the results is nevertheless limited by a low number of informants.