Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How to create a job using Disruptive Innovation, rather than find one (or not), the usual way

From the link: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/applying_disruptive_innovator.html?cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-management_tip-_-tip060512&referral=00203

(Please read the full article from the link above)

Disruptive innovators ask the right questions, observe the world like anthropologists, network for novel ideas, and experiment to make things work. (For a more detailed look at these skills, see The Innovator's DNA).  Applying the skills disruptive innovators use to your job search can help you unearth more, and better, opportunities. Here's how:

  • Start asking the right questions (and stop asking the wrong ones).
  • Start looking at the real job(s) to be done (and stop looking at the job you once did).
  • Start networking to create a job (and stop networking to find a job).
  • Start experimenting with things you've never done (and stop doing what you've always done).
In today's troubled economy, serendipity certainly plays a part in matching people with jobs. But you can get serendipity's strength on your side by engaging these four innovation skills regularly.

(A useful point from comments section: Place a REVERSE advertisement in a newspaper, looking for an employer, rather than an employer looking for you)

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