Enter the Communications Age – the age of the knowledge worker, the computer and the Internet.
Assets of today’s companies are increasingly located between employees’ ears. Major investments of companies, therefore, are in the education of the workforce. These assets can walk at a moment’s notice. They can go to work for a competitor for the same and sometimes better wages and benefits. So now who has the leverage?
This balancing of power is requiring companies to offer more than just a wage. And it is creating a world in which Pyramids Are Tombs. In this new world, top-down, multi-layered management structures are inadequate when it comes to retaining, motivating and maximizing the potential of the new knowledge workers.