Title Inflation in Tech: Reasons, Problems and What to do About it?

It wouldn't take you long on LinkedIn to see a lot of job titles that make the people who hold them sound more important than they really are in their organization. Not only do they talk about how much experience they have, but also how big their organizations are and what they do for a living. Title inflation has been going on for decades, and it's not just in the tech field; it's almost everywhere.

Job title inflation is the increasing number and size of grandiose job titles in corporations and organizations, without a corresponding increase in pay or responsibilities.

We had the opportunity to have a discussion on the problem of title inflation in the tech industry on Twitter, and I've uploaded it to Anchor. I've used the below mind map to talk about this topic. It is mostly made up of three parts. In the first, you'll find out what causes title inflation. In the second, you'll learn about the problems it causes. And in the third, you'll find out what the organization or individuals can do to fix the problem.

Part 1: The Reasons


Part 2: The Problems


Part 3: What to do about it?


Some of the points listed there aren't in the right order and need to be formatted better, but I thought it might be helpful to share this instead of waiting for me to fix the map.