Organisations and recruiters are increasingly looking for specialised roles in many fields. Specialisation typically commands higher salaries, so candidate and recruiter positions are easy to understand. But what's in it for the employer? Or, is it just an attribute of a seekers market? HBR has research that suggests specialists innovate more in fast moving environments. But specialists themselves are not the catalyst, it's the existing environment.
Whilst this has its place it also has its downside. Teams of specialists need an effective collaborative structure, otherwise fiefdoms and egos will take over.
Specialists will see things only from their specialised perspective. If they only have a hammer in their toolbox, then everything starts to look like a nail. Not the best place to be! The ability to see things through others eyes is important.
Beware the illusion of speed - Just because the pace of change in your industry in increasing, does not mean it is 'fast'
A successful team must combine various attributes;