Ability_motivation_and_Fit

Ability_motivation_and_Fit - What to look for when you are...

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What to look for when you are “hiring” someone. You want to measure each potential employee in three areas: Ability, Motivation and Fit. It sometimes helps to envision it as three interlocking circles. What we are looking for optimally are employees who fall as close as possible to the center of the shaded area where all three circles overlap. They will certainly not all be there. Probably none of them will be at the beginning. Hopefully, however, all your direct staff members will fall in the shaded area. Knowing where they are, i.e., what their relative strengths and weaknesses are, is what allows you as the leader to get them up to speed as quickly as possible. Ability is technical skills and much more. Assessing ability is fairly straightforward and concrete. Motivation is more than just interest. It is more than willingness to show up on time, or even early. The higher the motivation, the greater the level of “discretionary effort”, i.e., the more he or she will do on his or her own.
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