Please take your (assigned) seat.

We can’t help it. Our titles are plastered onto our business cards, resumes, and online profiles. Our calling cards for connection are marred by our need to assimilate information quickly and efficiently. We’re grouped in terms of experience, what we can offer, where we’ve been, or even who we know.

But we don’t have to view this as a hard boundary.

C-level, mid-level, entry level, outsider — there’s something to be gained from looking above and below and beyond.

Leave assigned seating arrangements to airplanes and wedding parties. See which lines you can cross.