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Shift Happens

by Miki Saxon

I don’t usually frequent video sites (dinosaur that I am), but I received a link to a video called Shift Happens and it had some very interesting information. I don’t know if the number stats are 100% accurate, but the information in it parallels other sources I read.

Three of the points confirm a critical hiring attitude—

  • One week of the New York Times contains more information than a person living in the 18th century came across in a lifetime.
  • More unique, new information will be generated this year than in the previous 5000 years combined.
  • Half of what students starting a four-year degree learn in their first year will be outdated by the third year.

Given the third point, it’s reasonable to assume that a similar pattern holds for work experience, too.

And that brings us to the critical hiring attitude that every manager needs to have—it’s not just what a person knows, but also how well they learn combined with their ability to extrapolate new insights from their previous knowledge and experience that makes them a more valuable addition to your team.

In other words, think not only of where they have been, but also of where they can go in the future.

One Response to “Shift Happens”
  1. MAPping Company Success Says:

    […] By request, I sent the link of a specific post to some people I know. However, because my email server was messed up my mail was badly delayed, so I didn’t receive the separate request from one of them for that same URL until the next morning. When I complied with the request, I received this response. […]

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