Margaret Thatcher and Alfred Hitchcock had valuable L&D opportunities: Report

“Alfred Hitchcock trained as an engineer. Margaret Thatcher trained as a chemist. People who combine deep learning in a discipline with the insight to think and work beyond it can catch opportunities that others miss,” said Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel.”The same is true of teams in the modern workplace: they need to mix depth of expertise with breadth of perception and skills.”Dr Finkel’s comments come after findings from a new report show Australia’s best innovators will embrace a mix of skills (creative, business and technical) “to tap new sources of wealth”.The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) report titled Skills and capabilities for Australian Enterprise Innovation, reveals the business practices of today’s innovation leaders.It finds that skill integration is a major theme in the workplace strategies of 19…


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