Every generation gripes about the next one. If you're complaining about young peoples' short attention spans caused by Twitter or the reduction in their thinking and problem solving skills caused by Google, stop it.
Rather than focusing on individuals as assets, we instead focus on building as our asset a pipeline of people in every single department with varying levels of skills and experience, ranging from entry level all the way up through senior management and leadership positions.
It worries me to think that we turn a blind eye when people appoint themselves center of the universe. It only takes one of them to disrupt an entire group that would otherwise function well and harmoniously, not to mention more productively.
Reorganization is the drug of choice in many workplaces, and it isn't hard to see why. It's logical, it feels natural, and it's much more comfortable than sitting around doing nothing. But there is a fatal flaw with "the reorg."