T-Shaped People


Expand creativity and innovation in your company by attracting T-shaped people.

Technique Overview

T-Shaped People

T-Shaped People Definition

T-Shaped people are those with deep knowledge in one sector, but at the same time a strong sense of curiosity for other disciplines and a will to learn from experience in other fields. They are ideal “cross-pollinators” (Kelley, 2005).

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  • Barile, S., Franco, G., Nota, G., & Saviano, M. (2012). Structure and dynamics of a “T-shaped” knowledge: from individuals to cooperating communities of practice. Service Science, 4(2), 161-180.
  • Bartlett, C. A., McKinsey & Company: Managing Knowledge and Learning. Case study, Harvard Business School, 1996
  • Brown, T. (2009) Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. New York: HarperBusiness
  • Brown,T. & Wyatt, J. (2010) Design Thinking for Social Innovation. Stanford Social Innovation ReviewWinter

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