[介紹] 職場法則 與其無私善良不如強勢出擊

職場法則 與其無私善良不如強勢出擊

  It's not likely to win you any popularity contests, but it seems being selfish at work can be good for your career.


  New research has found that those with more selfless, kind personalities were the most well-liked, but were simultaneously seen as less attractive candidates for leadership and were overlooked for promotion.


  The study, from the Kellogg School of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, aimed to discover the personality types we associate with leadership.


  In a series of three experiments, participants were placed into groups. Researchers then analysed their behaviour as they managed tokens representing money; how some chose to keep them, and others contributed them to a group pool.


  The results showed that those with the kinder personalities were the most popular in the groups, but they were also considered weak or gullible.


  Those with more dominant and aggressive behaviour were seen as 'alpha' personalities.


  Co-author Robert Livingston, of the Kellogg School, told 'As humans we are wired to respond to dominance.'


  Dr Livingston believes that this tendency to associate aggression with leadership ' is an explanation on why we get corruption.


  'People who are more likely to be moral, kind and pro-social are least likely to be elected to these leadership roles,' he said.


  'That increases the likelihood of corruption and malfeasance because we’ve got the wrong people in positions of leadership.'


  But Rob Kaplan, former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and now a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, disagrees with the concept.


  He explained that strong values and ideals were most likely to suggest leadership potential.


  'I’m not saying you have to be a nice guy or a woman to be a CEO, but I think you have to have integrity, values, and work with people, cultivate people,' he said.