Are we seeing the end of the manager? As a specific purpose, as a power?
Have we seen a shift in balance?
Are we seeing people accepting HR management as a profession, not just a skill?
How many times have you heard, “the business won’t like”, or “the business won’t accept”?
Who is the expert? The manager?
Not any more, perhaps.
Management is not a profession, management is not a calling. Management is a hierarchical concept.
An imperfect one.
We need managers, we need management.
But should we be beholden to them?
More and more organisations are realising that you need to bring more to the table than seniority. Clearly they don’t think so.