Should you hire workers who are deep in knowledge and experience in one area, or who have a broad skill set? Yes. In this video, learn how and why it matters to you and your team.
- Now for roles that require very specific knowledges…and skills, a hiring manager usually wants depth.…But in a rapidly-changing world, you're also…going to need breadth.…In a world of unbundled work, you have to have both.…A variety of roles in Silicon Valley companies tend…to require workers who are deeply knowledgeable…in one or more areas, but generalists in other areas.…Tim Brown, the co-CEO of Silicon Valley from IDEO,…calls these T-skills, or T-shaped people.…Those who are both deep in the special knowledges…of a particular field, and broad,…with the curiosity and learning capacity of a generalist,…such as an accountant who…understands sales business processes.…
Or an IT specialist who knows the broad range…of customer relationship activities.…This kind of depth and breadth allows workers…to maintain their expertise in a specific area,…while gaining a greater understanding…of how their area of knowledge intersects with others.…These intersections, such as deep knowledge…of social media paired with the general understanding…
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