It’s advantageous working with people that can execute at the intersection of multiple fields
The term polymath came about in 17th century Europe to describe a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas and who could combine them in unique ways to solve problems. The term morphed into its more modern adaptation of a “Renaissance man” (or woman). Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most notable, known for his ability to combine his deep knowledge and experience in the arts, sciences, engineering, architecture and anatomy.
Note: for this article, a polymath can refer to an individual, a small team, a business unit or even an organization
Do organizations need a polymath?
There’s an argument to be made that organizations can greatly benefit from having a “polymath talent” guide them through the disruptive forces impacting today’s market. Let’s take a look at different types of people/groups/organizations you can work with and make the case for a polymath talent.Continue reading “The Value of Polymath Talent”