The Innovation Skill Set: Executive Summary
(posted: Oct 07, 2015)
US businesses struggle to find, and often even to define, the talent needed to generate the innovative solutions and products demanded by the marketplace. But what skills define talent that can innovate, or a workforce than can adopt and adapt innovations? What is the relationship of these skills to innovation in the work place? Are such skills primarily the purview of specific occupations or industries or certain types of individuals?
Analyzing the data from the Department of Labor known as O*Net, Creative Alliance Milwaukee found that a set of skills it is calling “The Innovation Skill Set” is important across a broad set of industries and occupations. O*Net is the primary source of detailed data about occupations in the US. O*Net tracks the level and importance of specific skills required for more than 900 jobs.
Read the Executive Summary here: