In thinking about how businesses can become more socially-calibrated, I am surprised we are not seeing more experimentation with crowd-sourcing job descriptions. Certainly, Best-Buy has already proven that this could technically be done by crowd-sourcing a job description for a social media manager position through customer polling… I wonder how that worked out for them.
However, think about what corporate life would be like if every job description, even the CEO’s, was internally crowd-sourced within the organization… job descriptions could become living, breathing documents that can be dynamically calibrated to suit the ever-changing needs of the company. Certainly, most high-level competencies and roles might remain more static, but sub-routines within those larger competencies could certainly become more fluid.
Crowdsourced job descriptions could also potentially lead to more measurable individual performance metrics, eventually bubbling up into more socially-calibrated resumes.