Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:24 AM
I think it might be due to increasing specialization. It used to be that one person could have a good overview of how an organization or procedure operated, and lateral thinking was easier because the individual's view was not so narrow. Now each person's remit is growing smaller, their field of focus is reduced. It's hard to find anyone who is a "go to" person who can make the connections.
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