Imagine interviewing a prospective employee and bringing up the daunting question, “Why do you want to work for us?” Now, let’s turn the tables and imagine having that employee ask, “Why should anyone work for you?”
To Drive Innovation In Your Company, This Is Who You Should Hire. If you want to create a more innovative culture in your company, look for T-Shaped people.
According to IDEO CEO Tim Brown, a T-Shaped person is someone who is an expert in one area, but can also collaborate across other disciplines. The vertical bar of the ‘T’ represents depth of skill. The horizontal bar represents breadth of knowledge, or the ability to collaborate across disciplines.