Intel strategy futurist Jim Fister argues that workers in the arriving generation aren’t just tech-savvy—they’re naturals at collaboration. And their employers, he says, don’t get it.
An interview with Jim Fister, a lead strategist for Intel Architecture Digital Enterprise, by editor-in-chief Michael S. Hopkins. “The way that the younger workforce was educated, the way that they were trained and the way they want to come into the workforce is working naturally in a collaborative fashion. And they’re doing it in ways that those of us who really were trained along the individual lines just don’t understand. But we do understand the results of that, and by encouraging that collaboration, rather than trying to force people back through the exact same paths that we learned to become IT professionals or to become management professionals, if we can manage to actually adapt to their path, rather than having them adapt to our path, we’re going to get results much greater, much faster, with a tremendous amount more passion, than we would have gotten otherwise.”