For career success, what worked in the last century wont work today. Once, workers expected to be employed by one organization for decades. To keep their jobs, those workers conformed to their employers expectations. They toed the line and guarded their tongues, waiting politely for promotions and compensation increases. Moonlighting for a startup? Sending a resume around? Zip that lip. We exchanged transparency and authenticity for security, and it worked.
Until it didnt. Economic disruption, global competition, rapid technological innovationthe reason the bond between employer and employed broke down is a complex mix of factors. So be it. What does this shift mean for you? Successful careers are now built on employers and employees collaborating for each others success. Its time to stop keeping secrets from your boss.