It turns out, that previous experience is a lousy predictor of whether a new hire will be successful.
So, why do we insist on hiring people with previous experience?
It is because if they fail, we can point to someone’s resume and say “they were the most qualified.”
We value experience so much that we forget, people can defy the odds of where they came from to do things we never thought they could do.
You don’t need a shiny resume or born in the perfect circumstances to make a difference.
You simply can be the one who raises their hand.
As a culture, we can do a better job forgetting about yesterday and focusing on today.