Harv Bus Rev. Jun;83(6), Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks. Casciaro T(1), Lobo MS. Author information. To order more copies go to Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the. Formation of Social Networks page 1. The Idea in Brief. The Idea in Practice. Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo wrote in “Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks” about how people.

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You prefer lovable fools to competent jerks

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon lovzble log in: Because they are liked by a disproportionate number of people, lovable fools can bridge gaps between diverse groups that might not otherwise interact. People who don’t know what they’re doing and admit this.

Email required Address never made public. Using an emotion matrix as a measurement device rather than a model for a specific situation is kind of odd. Helping people link to results. Notify me of new comments via email. Once the “lovable stars” are all taken, we must then choose between the “competent jerks” and the “lovable fools.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. When faced with that hypothetical question, most people choose the competence of Alice over the likability of Brenda. You have a great blog by the way. You are commenting using your WordPress. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site uses cookies. An immediate response would be NO, but if we take a moment to consider the value a competent jerk or lovable fool could add to a team then our response would be YES.


I liked H M Ross’ comment on the additional personality types. They talk about some of the consequences of this, that you tend to have more homogeneous groups of people working together with less diversity of viewpoints, since people tend to like others who are similar to themselves.

I think it could perpetuate distorted conceptual models. As for the competent jerks, too often their expertise goes untapped by people who just can’t put up with them. It pretty much covers fashion article related stuff. They tried to measure two attributes, competence and likableness, and then look at how those measures relate to who you decide to work with.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I have a Free site Free Article Search. These are the “lovable stars”highly sought after folks in short supply. Foolz wanted to let you know that you bring up an interesting subject. This is an interesting blog and just wanted to let you know. When faced with a real-life choice, most people ignore their stated preference for competence and actually choose likability first.

Did you choose similarly? Hello There, My name is Donald you have a great blog here! You are commenting using your WordPress.

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New research shows that work partners tend to be chosen not for ability but for likability. You are commenting using your Facebook account. More interesting is that people prefer the lovable fool over the competent jerk. They also informally talk about the mechanism that drives people to prefer likable fools over more competent but grating lpvable. By the way unlike some of the other comments I dont have anything to sell, just thoughts on life in general.

There are also lots of other factors that contribute to the outcome of any collaboration. We’d work exclusively with people who are both.

They also can create situations in which people are more apt to like one another, whatever their individual qualities.

Connectedness: Social networks of jerks and fools

There are some projects that require competent jerks who are able to ignore feelings and get the job done as efficiently as possible, while a lovable fool can serve as jeros source of motivation and encouragement when a team is down.

Suppose you need help completing a project at work. Notify me of new comments via email. Love what you have to say! Based on the combinations of likableness and competence, they classify people into incompetent jerks, competent jerks, lovable fools and lovable stars.

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