From The Harvard Business Review, July 2011: “Tom Malone, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of the HBR article The Age of Hyperspecialization, explains why breaking jobs into tiny pieces yields better, faster, cheaper work—and greater flexibility for employees.”
I like the way Professor Malone cuts to the chase: The biggest changes in our work lives are the result of Cheap-Easy-Global communication tools. The change in how we talk to each other affects the change in how we work together.
i.e. It’s utterly amazing, how that dinky little app on your iPhone is helping to facilite the biggest ecomonic shift in the history of the world, just about. But the future belongs to the people who “get it” first. Be ready.