Collectivism Is More Profitable Than Professionalism

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What criteria should guide the employer when hiring people?

Answer: For at least for half a century, there is technology, according to which not only technical skills are needed but also people skills, but not those of 20-30 years ago.

Today, it has to be a friendly group in which people clearly understand what they should achieve together. They relate to each other kindly and constantly maintain a positive atmosphere at work. Only in this way they can work effectively and realize the most unexpected solutions. Suddenly, everything becomes connected, integrated in a single kind, mutually complementing interaction, and they succeed in everything.

It turns out, that it is not professionalism that affects the quality and output of their product, but their relationships. They determine success more than professionalism.

That is why, when hiring a person, the employer must take into account not only his professionalism, but also many other factors.

If a professional, even if he is a high-level specialist, is an individualist, he will be in the way of others; if he tries to climb the ladder ruthlessly using people as “stepping stones,” then the whole enterprise will be doomed to failure, and vice versa.

Thus, when considering candidates, the employer should take into account the two main criteria: professionalism and a person’s capacity for interaction in a group.
From KabTV’s “Professional Secrets” 2/5/13

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