The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

Robert D. Austin, Thorkil Sonne

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Abstract

The article discusses modifying the work environment for unconventional employees who nonetheless have valuable skills to contribute. An example cited is software company Specialisterne, which discovered people with autism were well-suited to the repetitive and exacting nature of software testing. The authors provide advice on recruiting, training, and designing jobs for people with uncommon traits.
Original languageEnglish
JournalM I T Sloan Management Review
Volume55
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)67-72
ISSN1532-9194
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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