MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Four Skills Tomorrow's Innovation Workforce Will Need

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  • Greg Brown, Sebastian K. Fixson, Tucker J. Marion
  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • 2020

The young digerati will lead innovation, but they’ll also need to develop business awareness, an entrepreneurial attitude, bottom-line focus, and ethical intelligence.

Throughout history, new technologies have demanded step shifts in the skills that companies need.

The problem, strangely enough, appears to be two-sided. People at all levels complain bitterly about being either underqualified or overqualified for the jobs that companies advertise. In addition, local and regional imbalances among the kinds of people companies want and the skills available in labor pools are resulting in unfilled vacancies, slowing down the adoption of new technologies.

About the Author

Tucker J. Marion (@inuvation) is an associate professor of technological entrepreneurship at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston. Sebastian K. Fixson (@sebastianfixson) is associate dean of innovation and the Marla M. Capozzi MBA ’96 Term Chair of Design Thinking, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Greg Brown is senior director of Worldwide CAD Business Development at the global software company PTC.

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