Publication Details

This article was originally published as Jantti, M, Investing in people to develop the Ideal Culture, Momentum, The Quality Magazine, 1, June 2000.


While technical skills and professional qualifications will continue to play an important role in the identification and selection of people to join our organisations, the development of life-long learning skills will be the corner-stone of an organisation’s ongoing success and capacity to develop and adapt in a constantly shifting market place. Change is the only constant is the catch phrase of the moment. In a climate of ever-accelerating, and often overwhelming change, the ability of individuals to develop suites of skills and knowledge that promote flexibility, innovation and creativity will be a key determinant of an organisation’s future success or failure. However, these sets of skills, knowledge and attitudes are often not represented in position descriptions or profiles of attitudes.