The problem with job titles

Job titles may make sense in a big corporation, but for startups, they can be “confusing outmoded markers of status,” says Hello Alfred CEO Marcela Sapone. They encourage people to focus on the next promotion, or a fixed idea of what the role entails, “rather than taking on whatever initiative a startup really needs to reach its next survival milestone.” Sapone’s solution: Create teams that focus on company goals, rather than use fixed titles. “Practically speaking, this means ‘titles’ and responsibilities evolve every few weeks or quarters, along with the goals and teams tasked with achieving them.”

Question: What do you think about job titles?

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