Mittwoch, 8. April 2009, 17:52 Uhr

Wie den Amis das duale Bildungssystem erklärt wird

In Germany, workers in a number of industries still study as apprentices for three-and-a-half years, during which time they work three days a week and earn a modest salary, and then go to school the other two days.

[…] The roots lie deep in German culture, experts say. „It has to do with the German lifestyle and career patterns,“ suggests Terwiesch. „In the U.S., it’s all about change. People change jobs all the time: They do a startup, it doesn’t work, they do another start up, or they go work for a company. They’re constantly moving. Germany, on the other hand, is a society that favors stability.“

Quelle: Innovation Thrives Among German Firms, Though Hurdles Persist – Knowledge@Wharton

Manchmal vergisst man als Schweizer leicht, dass nur sehr wenige (deutschsprachige) Länder ein duales Bildungssystem kennen. Laut Genosse Strahm einer der Trümpfe, wieso unser Land (immer noch) so reich ist …

Ob das hier aber auch wirklich stimmt, wage ich zu bezweifeln:

Even at the very top of the company, he says, domain experts are still likely to be in charge. „You could take any board member from BMW and they could, by hand, take a car apart and put it together again,“ he says.

Sind doch alles BWL-Fachidioten, die lieber zehn MBAs machen als einmal einen Schraubenschlüssel in die Hände zu nehmen …

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