Positive Quote: “When looking to hire people, give their potential to grow more weight than their current skill level. What they will be capable of tomorrow is more important than what they can do today.” – Ed Catmull
I have had many different jobs over the course of my career. The one thing they all had in common was that the job before I moved on was differed greatly from the job when I first started.
Adaptability is key; things change, requirements change, sometimes even the mission may change.
Earlier in my career I knew someone who was an expert with dot matrix printers, those printers that you fed paper into and it had holes on the edges. Well, when laser printers became more prevalent, this person did not want to adapt. It became more about being adaptable to grow a new skill versus their current knowledge of a soon to be outdated mode of technology. The position did not change, the job title was the same, yet the work and what the person worked on became different. Being able to grow, adapt, and change is a step in the right direction.
What does this quote bring to mind?
Have a marvelous Monday.