T shape perspectives 20150819 v2

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SSIP's T-shaped movement is about open innovation for people's knowledge (what), skills (how), attitudes (why), and networks (who) - know what, know how, know why, know who.

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T shape perspectives 20150819 v2

  1. 1. T-shape Perspectives August 2014
  2. 2. Tsummit.org
  3. 3. Basics
  4. 4. Employers
  5. 5. Government Priorities: Entrepreneurial Researchers
  6. 6. Academic Priorities: Liberal Arts + STEM
  7. 7. Design Thinking: Customer Empathy + Problem Solving
  8. 8. Expertise Theory: Interactional + Contributory
  9. 9. Need for T-Shaped Professionals: ICT-enabled deep expert-thinking and broad complex-communications Science and Engineering Math and Operations Research Computer Science & Info. Systems Industrial and Systems Engineering Business and Management Economics and Social Sciences Business Anthropology and Design Organizational Change & Learning Broad Deep Broad across many… Deep in at least one…
  10. 10. Changing Nature of Work: Increasing demand for expert thinking and complex communication ICT tools augment human performance in these two key areas -10 -5 0 5 10 15 1969 1974 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 Levy, F, & Murnane, R. J. (2004). The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market. Princeton University Press. Based on U.S. Department of Labor’ Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) Expert Thinking Complex Communication Routine Manual Non-routine Manual Routine Cognitive Increasing usage of descriptive terms
  11. 11. T-Shaped Professionals Many disciplines Many systems Deepinatleastonediscipline Deepinatleastonesystem Many projects, award winning in at least one (challenge: improve a real-world system) ICT augments human performance: problem solving (deep) and communication (broad)
  12. 12. © 2005 IBM Corporation Service Research and Innovation | Almaden Research Center © 2007 IBM Corporation SSMED – T-shaped professionals are adaptive innovators Social Science (People) Management (Business) Engineering (Technology) Expert Thinking Complex Communications Across Fields Tower of Babel “Biggest problem in business is people don’t know how to talk to other people in the language they understand.” Charles Holliday, CEO Dupont Based on slides by Jean Paul Jacob, IBM Across industries Across cultures Across functions Across disciplines = More experienced More adaptive More collaborative Designed together

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