June 27, 2007
Name That Job
Naming companies' employees aren't the only people who think names matter. Studies have shown that having the right job title-especially if they get to pick it themselves-can be more important to employees than getting a raise. Even the Department of Labor acknowledges such titles as "Chief Blogging Officer," and no large corporation these days can manage without a Vice President of Search. British communicator John Smythe has just written a book about "the other CEO," the Chief Engagement Officer.
Here are just a few of the creative titles people have today:
- Chief Interrupter (Joseph Jaffe, crayon)
- Playing Editor (Arnold Palmer, Golf Digest)
- Chief Inspiration Officer (Ardath Rodale, Rodale, Inc.)
- Chief of Confusion (John Seely Brown, consultant)
If you need an unusual job title and can't think of one yourself, you can visit The Cubes™ Job Title Generator.
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