Posted by Jane Hart | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-06-2011
“For innovative teams — those in startups as well as those innovating within established organizations — traditional professional development, or PD, has become an anachronism.
While those in traditional fields may pursue study and qualifications in order to advance their careers and earning potential, and see PD as both a reward and a motivator, for those in working in technology and innovation, the pathways for — and value of — professional development aren’t so clear-cut.”
It cited the research found in the report:
“Startups that have helpful mentors, track metrics effectively, and learn from startup thought leaders raise 7x more money and have 3.5x better user growth” than those that don’t. No mention is made of the value of formal qualifications as a basis for startup success.”
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