Friday, February 02, 2007

Flexibility vs Life Story

Very interesting piece in this week's New Statesman on why skills don't matter any more:
Modern capitalism's emphasis on flexibility, he says, has deprived most employees of any sense of narrative in their working lives. They no longer acquire skills, develop them, gradually become better at what they do and thus rise up the pay and promotion ladder.
Do more intense networks (technological networks, techno-social networks, consumer networks, etc) encourage this push towards short-term flexibility?

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