Has your job, if you still have it, been transformed into a series of projects? If so, you are a participant (willing or otherwise) in the trend toward the “projectization” of work.
If this is the Brave New World, we need to learn how to thrive when we’re not skiing between projects.
Many of us who are now consultants are doing project work that is uncannily similar to what middle management used to do.
Middle management became the villain at the beginning of the downsizing era.
It was something that could be stamped out in the name of improved communication with the front-line troops.
It was seen as an expensive bottleneck that slowed organizational adaptation to market changes.