Fast-Paced Industries LO9941

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
13 Sep 96 17:09:15 EDT

Replying to LO9895 --

Phillip says

I agree different businesses attract different types of people, working
between bankers and IT staff I see this first hand. However, business and
IT areas now have to work far closer together than 20 or 30 years ago and
I wonder if the skill-set referred to is actually required by all who try
to implement technology-based solutions whatever the core business area.
If so it is not driven by, as Rol suggests, rapidly growing opposed to
more mature industry but rather the degree of use (and speed of change) of
technology within the industry and would summarise the skill-set Rol
refers to actually being the attributes of a rapid learner within a
learning organisation.

I had suggested that fast-growing industries were different than the
slow-growth ones in the kinds of people they attracted, but I think
Phillip is correct. It is the intensity of technology use that drives the


Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc.

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