I'm listening to Tom Friedman's book entitled The World is Flat. This is an excellent assessment of the recent history of information technology and its impact on the global economy. While I am moved to write about many aspects of this book, I simply recommend it to anyone who is looking at their career and how to remain viable.
Friedman cited some studies by the Gartner Group that refer to the valued employee of the present and future: neither a specialist (one with a unique but narrow and deep skillset) or a generalist (knows a lot about a lot but not in much depth), the versatilist is what employers are looking for.
A versatilist is someone defined by prior work and assignments. It is someone who has performed work in several areas, can apply experiences of the past into problem-solving today and tomorrow. Versatilists learn and understand the business units in their organization: how they work, their objectives and their customer needsâ€¦and help align their work with organizational goals.
How would you describe yourself? (rhetorical, but have some rhetoric with yourself)