Does Domain Expertise Matter?

Candidate must have 5 years of experience in healthcare. Or, substitute finance, insurance, manufacturing, or what have you for healthcare. You get the picture. Domain expertise is frequently the basis for hiring decisions. Usually, I feel that it is completely unnecessary. In this talk, I’ll describe how I jumped in domains without previous experience and rapidly became a useful member of the test team. I’ll also reference the work of Harry Collins and Robert Evans in their book, Rethinking Expertise.

Session Takeaways:

  • A new understanding of how expertise can be modeled.
  • Techniques for becoming useful quickly in new domains.
  • A different perspective on hiring.

Leadership Perspectives Strategy
Location: Carlisle Date: October 8, 2015 Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am Justin Rohrman