This is part one in a three-part series. Read Part 2 — The Future of Work and Multipotentialite: Engage Polymaths for Organizational Success and Part 3 on Measuring Multipotentialites

Future of Work and Multipotentialites: Identify Polymaths In Your Organization

Anupam Kundu
Mar 18, 2016 · 9 min read

Who is a MultiPotentialite (besides being a mouthful) ?

Multipotentialite is not a new word but re-discovered rather recently while watching TEDx presentation from Emilie Wapnick. It’s really a word and one word packs in a lot of qualifications.

Multipotentialites Are Challenging Conventional HR Practices

Leaving aside Emilie for a bit, the multipotentialite’s quest for new challenges is a big concern for Human Resources (HR) at large corporations who are trying hard to attract and retain credible talent.

Brian Acton and Jan Koum at their WhatsApp office
HR needs to do more than judging now

How To Discover the Multipotentialite Hiding In The Accounting Department?

We believe that one of the fundamental way for organizations to succeed in this rapidly evolving future will be to intentionally create environment that enables individual humans to express their skill, talent and interest in multiple contexts unburdened by the thick or thin lines in the org chart.

5 core attributes that identify multipotentialites

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