Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nice Guys (and Girls) Do Finish First. "The hot new theory that says generous people do better at work than selfish ones." The organizational psychology research documents three types of workers: takers - the "what's in in for me"; matchers - quid pro quo; and givers - give with no expectation of reciprocity. I bet most Associate Deans can attest to this categorization. The surprising news in this research is that givers end up at both ends of the spectrum - as both stars and doormats. The goal is to give without sacrificing your own goals.