Is There a Price for Being Too Nice ?

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Case Incident 1 Is There a Price for Being Too Nice ? Study Questions: 1. Do you think there is a contradiction between what employers want in employees (agreeable employees) and what employees actually do best (disagreeable employees)? Why or why not? According to studies agreeable or nice employees are less competitive than disagreeable employees. Disagreeable employees tend to perform best in their jobs and delivers quality outputs. Yet according to Thaler & Koval (2006), employers tend to consider agreeableness as one of the criteria for hiring employees. Employers tend to value nice employees over the more focus and goal oriented non agreeable employees. Based on the assumptions stated above there is a slight contradiction between what the employers want from their employees against what their employees can do. For employers there is a need for them to hire as much as possible the best of the best employees in order for them to deliver quality services to their clientele. But yet that’s not the case of what’s really happening in terms hiring new employees because some employers tend to hire the more likeable applicants even if their performance are not that good compared to the non likeable applicants. According to Forbes, new research shows that 88% or majority of employers are looking for a cultural fits over skills when they hire, so they favored more on agreeable employees because they provide cooperative working environment to better communication. For employers non disagreeable employees may have far better ideas and have the nerves to push and insist them, yet sometimes this could be a threat to them because this could create a non harmonious relationship in the workplace. Non agreeable employees tend to be more focus and engage with their work but they are cold, aggressive and reserve compared to

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