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STEM conference 2019: The ‘Brilliant Jerk’ Test: Applying the principles of deliberately developmental organisations to develop the whole engineer

In 2013 NextJump fired half their workforce deeming graduates from top technical and Engineering universities not fit for purpose. They termed these graduates whose academic development had far outstripped their professional and personal maturity levels ‘Brilliant Jerks’. Since then NextJump have developed values-based recruitment and CPD aimed at teachability humility and grit; have grown revenues and market share exponentially and have been widely recognised as exemplars in organizational culture. This session will share how WMG uses principles borrowed from Design Thinking and Deliberately Developmental Organisations (like NextJump) to develop programmes which give academic personal and professional development equal focus for engineers.

4.3c - Knowles.pdf
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