Hybrid. Unicorn. Polymath. Renaissance (wo)man. Multidisciplinary. Multipotentialite. Generalist. T-shaped. Full-stack employee… Those are just some of the terms used to describe a person whose interests are widely diverse, skills seemingly unrelated, and career paths non-linear.
It sounds glamorous to be multi-skilled and appealing for employers to get a 2-for-1 deal. Hybrid jobs like “Design-Developer”, “Full-stack Engineer”, or “Product Manager” have been growing in demand but, in reality, most workplaces still aren’t optimized for a diverse workforce.
Being a hybrid can also take a psychological toll on the individual: anxiety, FOMO, feeling like you don’t belong, pressure to take on everything yourself, and/or dissatisfaction with career options.
When you’re a jack of all trades, do you feel like a master of none? If you manage a company or team, how can you best foster hybrids in the workplace? In this panel, they’ll discuss these questions and more.
Acknowledge and embrace hybrids.
Anyone who’s ever felt like want to do a million things with their life but must only choose one.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- You’re not alone
- Tips for approaching your career as a hybrid
- Tips for managing/fostering/hiring hybrids
- Personal and inspiring stories from the panel
- Got your own question for the panel? Submit it in advance via #HybridsUnite @FITC