Modern life is warped by the trend of specialization — the push for each person to be an expert in their own little niche. But is this serving us well? In business, government and non-profits, as well as in personal life, sports and the arts, we are led down the rabbit hole of narrow expertise. As a result, most of us lack the coping skills for succeeding in ever-changing, more complex, and diverse societies.
Paddle’s research suggests that several immutable trends are bringing an end to the era of linear specialization. Instead, the future belongs to non-linear generalists — those who have both depth and breadth across multiple sectors, disciplines, and functions. Paddle’s research found that people who embrace the non-linear career path are more likely to survive and thrive in the future of work. In the process, they also become more innovative, adaptable and collaborative.
Paddle’s interactive self-assessment tools, professional development recommendations and career planning resources stem from this research. As a result, Paddle helps students develop a plan to acquire both depth and breadth in their careers, and prepare for the non-linear future of work.
Paddle offers two types of assessments:
Paddle Motivations Assessment
- The Paddle Motivations Assessment helps you understand what drives you so that you can make better career decisions
Paddle Expert Recommendations
- Based on your motivations and preferred sectors, Paddle scours the internet each week and recommends tailored resources, tools and content to guide you along your journey
Once your assessment purchase has been completed, you will receive a ‘Purchase Confirmation’ email from betterU. You will also be receiving a ‘Success Page’ email which will give you access to your assessment. If this is the first time purchasing an assessment from Paddle you will be asked to register as a new user and create a profile.
Paddle Customer Service
If you are having difficulties with your assessment, please contact Paddle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also try their Online Live Chat or fill out the contact form on their website http://www.mypaddle.co/contact/.