Imagine That Things Can Be Different

One of the key skills of a knowledge worker – and testing people are knowledge workers – is to imagine that things can be different. I have written previously how to recruit for curiosity – and contributed to the book of “21st-century skills for testers“. But apparently I have missed to highlight the key skill of imagining that things can be different.

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4 Reasons Why Culture Is More Important than Strategy

[ Human Capital League| 12 jan 2012 | Derek Irvine ]

Recognize This! – “Strategy will only succeed if it is supported by the appropriate cultural attributes.”
1) Culture is more important than strategy.
2) Companies who align culture and strategy are more successful than those that don’t
3) Encouraging individual cultural attributes is the key to strategic and cultural alignment.
4) Maintaining a successful culture takes careful attention and hard work.

See also: It’s not the bricks – it’s the strategy that’s important