Harv Bus Rev. Jun;83(6), Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks. Casciaro T(1), Lobo MS. Author information. To order more copies go to Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the. Formation of Social Networks page 1. The Idea in Brief. The Idea in Practice. Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo wrote in “Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks” about how people.

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Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks.

There are some projects that require competent jerks who are able to ignore feelings and get the job done as efficiently as possible, while a lovable fool can serve as a source of motivation and encouragement when a team is down.

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You prefer lovable fools to competent jerks

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The surprising part is that whilst most people claim to prefer competent jerks to lovable fools as work partners, in practice they choose people they like regardless of their competence.


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Because they are liked by a disproportionate number of people, lovable fools can bridge gaps between diverse groups that might not otherwise interact. Notify me of new posts via email.

To get the most out jers them, managers need to protect them and put them in positions that don’t waste their bridge-building talents.

Drawing from their study encompassing 10, work relationships in five organizations, the authors have classified work partners into four archetypes: People who don’t know what they’re doing and admit this. An immediate response competnet be NO, but if we take a moment to consider the value a competent jerk or lovable fool could add to a team then our response would be YES. Where do you sit in this matrix?

They also informally talk about the mechanism that drives people to prefer likable fools over more competent but grating alternatives. People who know they’re talking about and love to point it out. They tried to measure two attributes, competence and likableness, and then look at how lovahle measures relate to who you decide to work with. There are also lots of other factors that contribute to the outcome of any collaboration. New research shows that work comeptent tend to be chosen not for ability but for likability.


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Thursday, July 07, Social networks of jerks and fools. Email jerkx Address never made public. Photo by Cemetery Belle. These are the people that management can really help, by acting as an interface between them and the outside world, protecting them from perceived hassle and distilling the competing external demands into simpler requirements.

Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks.

Did competenh choose similarly? Others may need to display their competence in more isolated settings. But many can be socialized through coaching or by being made accountable for bad behavior.

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