Imagine a world in which managers and employees have honest conversations about each other’s goals and time tables; where managers and team members define jobs that match their values and aspirations; and in which even employees who move on to a different employer maintain an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship with the company. It’s a world—and a culture of employment—that’s already taken shape in Silicon Valley, and we expect its principles will spread to all industries and across the globe. Mutual investment creates massive value for companies and for employees. Even if the effects of the alliance stopped there, it would be a talent framework worth adopting.

— The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, et al.