There’s nothing worse than working with fools, is there? When hiring new employees, it is logical to pay attention to smart people — it seems that it will be easier to work with them, because they know a lot and understand everything. However, this is not always the case: in some cases, too smart an employee does more harm than good, says Sidney Finkelstein, author of the BBC article “The problem with smart people”.
This article will be useful for startups, HR managers, and those geniuses who would like to learn that they also have weaknesses.
To make sure that intellectuals are able to ruin a good cause, it is worth remembering the fate of the American energy Corporation Enron, about which few people now remember. Continue reading
As you know ,” all self-improvement books boil down to the fact that a person from Miami advises a person in Magadan to get out of their comfort zone” — a popular and moderately fair anecdote. Advice on getting out of the comfort zone is given by everyone who is not lazy. And actually, there are reasons for this.
The ability to force yourself out of your comfort zone is one of the main factors of personal growth, it determines the evolution of your career, and your achievement of both personal and professional goals. No one disputes this thesis.
But even people quite to themselves “from Miami” sometimes advise to be more careful to treat councils of similar regardless of whether you grab stars from the sky over Silicon valley or work as the courier in Taganrog. Continue reading
Every time the Muse author Stacey Lasto bakes cookies for her work colleagues, she recalls a time when cooking for colleagues and bringing homemade treats to American offices was a bad idea.
For a completely wild reason for us: colleagues and superiors might think that you have too much free time and, instead of working to the fullest, including in your free time, you bake some cookies.
People might think you were just a housewife at heart, or worse, a person with no career ambitions.
It sounds like an anecdote, but if you remember, outdated or controversial career advice haunts us to this day. Continue reading