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TYPICAL ERRORS IN INTERVIEWS

  Similarity Error Many interviewers are predisposed to react positively to candidates who are similar to themselves ( in outside interests, personal backgrounds, appearance) and react negatively to candidates very different from themselves   Contrast Error Candidates should be compared to the standards that the organisation has established for the position, not to each other …

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GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS

Introduction 1. Interviews are particularly useful for getting the story behind a participant’s experiences. The interviewer can pursue in-depth information around a topic. Interviews may be useful as follow-up to certain respondents to questionnaires, e.g., to further investigate their responses. Usually open-ended questions are asked during interviews. 2. Before you start to design your interview …

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Innovation for what – Mousetrap or Suntrap?

Just read the excellent post on  ‘Wanted: More Idiots to tackle grassroots innovation challenges’ by Nalaka Gunawardene. Congratulations, Nalaka.   The point made by Nalaka is worthy of serious debate. Should you work at solutions which are in line with your innate strength, or should you find an area crying for a solution and then …

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Why 'What Innovation is' is meaningless

I have spent days, nay months, fighting with people on what innovation is and what it is not. Only then did I realize that the discussions and dilemma was unnecessary. This is because it did not matter one bit to the guys I was trying to convince and/or impress i.e. my clients At the conceptual …

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