Yes and no.
Not a good enough answer? I couldn’t agree more!
Someone asked this question on an Adam Grant podcast recently, and I thought the answer was brilliant.
Does experience matter? Of course it does. Someone with a few years of experience in pretty much anything will probably at least be less worse than if they were starting a job completely afresh.
But can this be extrapolated to mean that someone with say 20 years of experience is necessarily better than someone with only 5?
Here’s where the answer was outstanding. And the answer is “no”. How? Because as Adam concluded, it is not about the experience itself that matters, but reflecting on the experience which brings about the transformation. And that is all that counts.