In our parents’ generation, it was a privilege to be a specialist.
To be the best and fastest in the world at one thing was the only way to survive.
With unlimited opportunities in the information age, things have reversed.
As someone who wants to climb the corporate ladder, our role is managing people instead of core work.
This needs breadth, experience and understanding of work, in addition to core skills.
Thus, becoming a generalist comes with possibilities of broader spectrum and a stronger profile.
If we are a generalist, we have a speciality of taking different paths.