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The Hidden Expertise

  1. 1. THE HIDDENEXPERTISEWe don’t recognize the modern international experts – but everyorganization needs them in a changing world.
  2. 2. DEMOS HELSINKI8 researchersnon-profit think tank with public interest agendapeople-powered resources & democracy, post-carbon cities and societies etc.Mission for Finland:Country brand reportWellbeing of theMetropolisMetropolinhyvinvointiHOAS-laboratory:designing better livinguudistaalastensuojeluas.301 l 2010 — Yhteiskunnallisen yrittäjän riemulauluSydänJÄÄLLÄVILLE TURKANICEHEARTSYTHSAstettaparempiHollantiSUUNNAN-NÄYTTÄJÄTEE TESTIParempi>Diili: socialentrepreneurshipFuture sustainable lifestyles
  3. 3. language skillstoleranceculturalknowledgeTRADITIONALINTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE
  4. 4. 20302013 2050Scarce resources ChangingdemographicsTechnologicalplanetarismInterlinkedeconomiesGlobal megatrends
  5. 5. language skillstoleranceculturalknowledgeTRADITIONALINTERNATIONAL EXPERTISEEXTENDEDproductivityresiliencecuriosity
  7. 7. Contents of the research project:1) Analyzing existing research andknowledge of the field.2) Expert interviews.3) Two participatory workshops withover 150 participants.4) A survey study (close to 2000participants) for both students andemployers.5) Analyzing research data andwriting the report.
  8. 8. Not interested Interested, but is notsignificantAdditional points,not decisive Gains advantage RequiredFigure 2:1 How international expertisematters in recruitmentEmployers 2005Employers 2012Students 2012
  9. 9. Very usefulUselessFigure 2:2 How students estimate the usefulness ofinternational expertise in future working life.
  10. 10. Figure 2:3 How students estimate the usefulness ofinternational expertise based on level of education.1 = Useless 5 = Vey usefulVocational schoolPolytechnicUniversity
  11. 11. Work place hasinternational activitiesWork place doesn’t haveinternational activitiesInternational expertise doesn’t have asignificant role in recruitment.International expertise has a significant role inrecruitment.Figure 2:5 How international activities correlate withsignificance of international expertise in recruitment.
  12. 12. Attributes that employers link to international expertise.5 = very strong connection4321 = no connectionCultural knowledgeLanguagesCommunicational skillsToleranceCo-operationInterest towards new issuesAdaptabilityNetworking abilityReliabilitySelf-confidenceSelf-knowledgeProblem solving abilityPersistenceEmpathyEfficiencyAmbitionCreativityAnalytical abilityLazinessAnxietyElitism
  13. 13. Recommendations or familiar applicantAbility to work with people from different backgroundsRelevant field of educationAbility to understand the significance of one’s workProblem-solving abilitiesAttributes that employers think are significant in recruitment5 = very strong connection4321 = no connectionReliabilityCo-operationCommunicational skillsAdaptabilityPersistenceSelf-knowledgeSelf-confidenceToleranceEmpathyNetworking abilityLanguagesAnalytical abilityCreativityDecision-making abilityAbility to grasp new contentsInclinations towards serviceSituational awarenessAbility to search and manage knowledgeRelevant level of educationInclination towards new experiencesWillingness to travel for workStudy of work experience abroad
  14. 14. When you want a goodemployer–call for international expertise!
  15. 15. Figure 2:11 How employers understand international expertise through four independent factors.EfficiencyROTATED FACTOR ANALYSIS: EMPLOYERSAnalytical ebilityProblem solving abilityCredibilityCreativityToleranceInterest towards new issuesCultural knowledgeCo-operationAdoptabilityNetworking abilityCommunicational skillsLanguagesSelf-knowledgePersistenceSelf-confidenceEmpathyAnxietyElitismAmbitionLazinessPRODUCTIVITY CURIOSITY RESILIENCE ELITISM
  16. 16. language skillstoleranceculturalknowledgeTRADITIONALINTERNATIONAL EXPERTISEEXTENDEDproductivityresiliencecuriosity
  17. 17. Figure 2:14 How international people feel and the interesttowards global phenomena.“I’m very interested in global issues.”Completely disagree Completely agreePeople who feel the most internationalAveragePeople who feel the least international
  18. 18. The Rise of the Curious Class
  19. 19. Tekijä: Peter Durant
  20. 20. The Curious Class is:• Interested in global issues• Exists in all segments of society• Linked with international expertise• Across fields of industries and jobdescriptions• An attitude
  21. 21. It is across the fields of oursociety.It is a resource. Something thatwhen combined withcapabilities, drives creativity,productivity etc.Fast Company: April 26, 2013.
  22. 22. The story of Finland is a story ofcuriosity.
  23. 23. Many of the success stories ofour times are based on curiosity.
  24. 24. What we have now is thecurious class. They are interestedin the world and havecapabilities to solve globalproblems and connect them withtheir work.Every employer needs them.
  25. 25. COMPETITIVENESS 2.0 COMPETITIVENESS 3.0What is the competition about?What type of expertise is needed?Which actors are essential for thecompetitiveness?How companies relate to well-being?How the appeal of areas andlocations is born?Efficiency, innovations Problem solving, innovationsAbility to multiply and scalemodelsAbility to understand systemicchange and design scalablesolutionsCreative Class Curious ClassFinancing state economy andspreading material well-being inthe societiesSolving wicked problemsTrust, curiosity and skilledpeopleTechnology, tolerance andskilled people
  26. 26. Curiosity drives...•An interest in the new and unknown.• An inclination to look beyond one’s worldview.• An aspiration to extend one’s experiences.• Passion and motivation.• An ambition for self-improvement.
  27. 27. International expertise is thesurest way we know for findingcurious people – experts whoare interested in the world.
  28. 28. Lähde:Wikipedia
  29. 29. “I have no special talent. I am onlypassionately curious.”Albert Einstein
  30. 30. Thank you!Connect:Juha Leppänen+358 40
  31. 31. THE HIDDENEXPERTISEWe don’t recognize the modern international experts – but everyorganization needs them in a changing world.