ontwikkelen van flexpertise: Een nieuwe kijk op duurzame loopbanen

Lonneke Frie, Karin Potting, Ellen Sjoer, B.I.J.M. van der Heijden, Hubert P. L. M. Korzilius

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For decades, researchers have been figuring out how to become an expert. The questions were how to become a brilliant physicist, the all-knowing lawyer, the financial specialist who analyzes data quickly and accurately, or the chef who creates sublime dishes. In recent years, however, people have increasingly focused on the question of how to remain an expert, because what you need to know and be able to do is constantly changing. How do you become a flexible expert, someone who knows how to renew itself over and over again? This involves a process of continuous adaptation in an environment that offers experts a breeding ground and safety net to be able and willing to be flexible. Then you get flexperts who constantly develop new expertise within and outside their original field and make this of value for others and for themselves. This 'flex expertise' makes the careers of experts sustainable. In this article we explain what makes someone a (fl)expert and we give ten tips for developing flexpertise.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2022


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