This is a guest blog by Peter C. Atherton, P.E. that was previously posted here.
The standoff is between younger talents’ needs and older talents’ interest and ability to engage and develop them. It’s the future versus a non-functional or sustainable status quo.
To succeed, we need to reimagine work in the context of today’s actual constraints and the reality of a forever-changed world.
Organizationally, too many of us are in the functional shape of an hourglass.
We have little “middle,” and what we do have continues to be overloaded and piling up with pressure moving upward instead of downward in the organization where more capacity exists.