The role of promotions in an individual’s career will be largely influenced by the cultural meanings attached to promotions and to the financial and other benefits that accrue to the individual. Organizational structure comes into play in analysing this situation. The more layers in the organization, the greater the opportunities for promotion. On the other hand, the flatter the organization, the fewer the opportunities for promotion. In cultures where promotion carries with its prestige, some people might actually prefer to take the promotion rather than a salary increase. And sometimes, if the promotion requires a move to a new location or where opportunities for additional income are lost, a person might actually decline a promotion.