304.Lecture.Assignment1

304.Lecture.Assignment1 - Jeremy Klif ID: 9128653432 BUAD...

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Jeremy Klif ID: 9128653432 BUAD 304 Chapter 5: The Nice Trap? Question 1: There is not a real contradiction in what employers look for in employees and what they actually do best. On one hand, agreeable employees perform better in jobs requiring teamwork and interpersonal interactions especially in tasks such as customer service. People enjoy working with them and clients appreciate how comfortable they can be around them. Interestingly enough, communication experts explain that during the hiring process, an employer always keep in mind this central question: “could I work with this person?” Therefore, an agreeable employee would be more likely to get the job as well as being promoted because supervisors tend to promote “friends”; people they enjoyed spending time with. On the other hand, it is emphasized in this chapter that studies show that despite a higher performance from agreeable employees, disagreeable individuals show higher levels of career success. Since their goal is not to please people, they negotiate better for themselves. In this sense, looking for an agreeable employee in
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304.Lecture.Assignment1 - Jeremy Klif ID: 9128653432 BUAD...

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