In The Digital 2020s, Jobs Are More Than Just Jobs

If anything, formal job descriptions — the bane of Bolle’s teachings — have become a tired old relic of a bygone era, writes Tyrone Smith, Jr. of Udemy. In a recent Harvard Business Review article, he urges that jobs, and descriptions thereof, should be amenable and adaptable to people and their pursuits, revolving around “skills, not tasks.” Job descriptions are straightjackets that discourage growth and innovation. “Once hired, it’s equally vital to let employees branch out and collaborate with folks outside their day-to-day while still focusing their work on important tasks,” Smith says.


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