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304 hw1 - 1. Do you think there is a contradiction between...

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1. Do you think there is a contradiction between what employers wan tin employees (agreeable employees) and what employees actually do best (disagreeable employees)? Why or why not? I agree that there is a contradiction between what employers want in employees and what employees actually do best. Employers tend to hire agreeable employees, however, agreeable employees are likely to be less successful in their career so they actually earn less. It is reasonable that employers value agreeable employees because they hiring the people who they want to work with, and agreeable people always make their co-workers feel comfortable. In the interview, the criteria for choosing an employee are not only how excellent the person’s ability is, but also the person’s personality. In fact, most interviewers make their decisions depending on whether they like the person or not, and agreeable people are more likely to make a good impression. And also, companies today are really emphasizing the teamwork cooperation skills , which require employees to accept and develop their co-workers’ opinion and have a good relationship with others. Highly agreeable people are cooperative, warm, and trusting. If a person is aggressive and arrogant, although he or she may have brilliant skills, employers would not risk to choose him because they will think the person is hard to work with and may cause troubles in the work place. Thus employers tend to make a safe choice by picking
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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