Elea Chang makes the case for focusing less on any new titles for workers, especially tech workers. Her thoughts are a response to Chris Messina’s glorification of the employee who gets it all, from ideation, to strategy, to the technology that enables it all to happen.

I love Elea’s point here:

Unfortunately, the continuous pursuit of professional skillsets tends to diminish the boundaries between work and everything else, leaving you with less and less time to actually grow as a human being.

Generalize or specialize, the most talented people I’ve worked with have had one consistent trait: interests outside of their job. I’m fully on board with the idea that the best employees are those who have a full breadth of interests and passions and seek time to learn and grow.

I appreciate a jack of all trades, but one with the abilities go beyond the full stack of web components.