Building deep capabilities
‘Deep capabilities’ is a buzzword being used a lot within companies at the moment to describe a type of skillset that is both ‘deep’ (i.e. where an employee has strong expertise in one area) and ‘wide’ (where an employee has some expertise across a range of other disciplines), as per the diagram below.
Deep capabilities are increasingly in demand because, as industries are disrupted by entrants from other markets and battle lines are blurred, organisations need to harness a diverse skill-set that has deep expertise in one discipline while being able to collaborate meaningfully across other disciplines.
‘T’ vs ‘I’ shaped people
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