The Rise of the Generalist

I believe that ,although not widely accepted or sought after, being a generalist has afforded me a broader set of skills and learning experiences. Most organizations focus on individuals that are highly specialized vs. those that have interdisciplinary problem solving skills, the hedgehog vs. fox parable. I feel that a shift is occurring and more and more companies are going to start to seek out more of a generalist mindset to hep in solving complex problems. Below are some articles that support this point-of-view. Many other viewpoints exist, but this is the one that I naturally align to.

All Hail the Generalist – Harvard Business Review

The Rise of the Generalist by Erin Millar

Rise of the Expert Generalist

The Rise of the Generalist, Part I: The Fall of the Specialist

The Expert Myth and The Rise of the Generalist