Job Titles

Dan Miller has posted an interesting entry about job titles. It is difficult to come up with something more meaningless that a job title. What value does it serve? It allows Human Resources to quantify people based on a loosely defined set of skills that people may or may not utilize in their jobs. Thinking in regards to Talent as opposed to Human Resources, I think that titles should be abolished. They are self-limiting and encourage people to see themselves in the confines of a probably irrelevant set of qualifications.

An organization that relies on growing Talent as opposed to the mechanistic structure of Human Resources should abolish job titles or at least allow their Talent to define their own creative titles based on their unique skills.


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