Deep domain knowledge is often appreciated and experts are easily labelled. That makes us feel comfortable. But does it help us solve the complex issues we face today, never mind tomorrow? It’s time to see the value that the generalist can bring; puttting the right elements together, combining the content of several boxes.
Thats why great orchestra’s have a conductor, and why creating an exciting future for you and your company can’t be done by number crunching and analysis only.
The warning lights are on for those willing to see. Look for the generalists in your organisation, or invite some if you can’t find them, and work together to find some blue sky. It might not be comfortable at first, but will turn out much better that you imagined. Give it a try!