CHAPTER 8

Management Perspective—For T-Employees to Flourish: Be Mindful of the Culture You Immerse Them In!

Michelle Grainger1, Timothy L. Michaelis2, and Paul Mugge3

Abstract

Universities around the world are making significant investments in providing students with cross-disciplinary programs designed to build both their technical and social skills. This balance of skill sets is exactly what companies are seeking in new employees, yet the culture of these organizations may actually thwart the energy, creativity and overall effectiveness of these new T-employees. Managers should take heed of this and make special efforts to establish a “culture of innovation” that inspires and motivates new, and more-seasoned, employees alike. This paper offers ...

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