Are we the best of the hybrids?

The term hybrid was originally coined by Peter Keen in the mid 1980s, but received its most precise and most quoted definition by Michael Earl:

“A person with strong technical skills and adequate business knowledge or vice versa …. hybrids are people with technical skills able to work in user areas doing a line job, but adept at developing and implementing IT application ideas”

Also a hybrid is defined as a product of mixing two or more different things and if we have to describe a correlation between career development and career goals, I should juxtapose that we posses for sure a mixture of cocktails unraveled with skills,knowledge,abilities and capabilities to develop new skills and not for last the hunger to accumulate more knowledge.

But according to the science hybrids are not always the best of everything and it’s been known that some hybrids had the wrong genome to start with and the products outcome was far from the one expected.

But how to identify the best hybrids?What qualities and personal traits they posses? As well as technichal knowledge implied by definition, it has been found that successful hybrids also need organization specific knowledge and management competences. The latter is perhaps the most important competence needed to ensure success. Although good cognitive, analytical and decision-making capabilities are required, the key competences needed are ‘soft’ inter-personal skills e.g.:

  • communications
  • negotiation
  • team building
  • motivating

In addition characteristics often cited and searched for include:

  • energy and enthusiasm
  • a sense of perspective
  • a great communicator
  • ability to work with broad concepts or precise detail
  • a driving attitude (“if change isn’t taking place we must make it happen”).

The article is for sure thought provoking and enfolds some ideas and thoughts about how to master the hybrid .Although we have identified the biological structure we need to know the appropriate formula on how to improve the copycat. In the end of the day a hybrid is a form of copycat developed by or with someone help. Therein we could encapsulate the idea that we could grow from within or we could put other people to harvest us rhetorically speaking. The question presented here is literally twisted that although we have the above listed characteristics nothing in the entire world could give us the security that we are presented with the best version of a hybrid, so my question summarises the above description. How do we cultivate and finally how we harvest the best hybrids?

According to the Marslow model and transactional analysis of Dr.Burne a hybrid could grow and developed in a contingency mode and moulded by performance and ongoing reviews. The underlying psychology could cascade at the lowest level of Behaviourism, including the Classical Conditioning of Pavlov and Skinner’s Operant Conditioning. These theories are largely based on controlled laboratory experiments (often with animals) and ignore complex emotional factors and social values. In reality this is reinforced by demand situations that hybrids could fulfil a deeper needs and the expectation skills could outstrips the supply although there is a need of a mixed approaches. The answer could entangle some hypotheses for sure. In the first instance we could harvest a hybrid by providing the best structure and guidance on how we really want the product to look like .What do we want to achieve? What is the last outcome as a result of hard work and continuous reviews? Do we automatically work against short term and long term goals or we expect the hybrid to function at the best ability? What he/she really becomes?

First at all a hybrid needs a role model to apply to. The matrix of needs could be developed at the lowest level and increased difficulties as it moves along. Although our needs for success could be different for each individual our role models provide the finest fingertip at the structural base.

Whether you are /or not a hybrid our parents,teachers, mentors,coaches,influences,managers and so on leave a mark on our development and ultimately we develop our own synergy to become unique in approach to ensure ultimate success.

as I came across this artcile I was intriqued by its approach so decided to debate.

I enclose the link as part of reference curiculum .

Feel free to make comments and I am looking forward to hear from all of you.


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