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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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 fooks our response would be YES. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here People who know what they’re talking about and are helpful without being pompous.

Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your Facebook account. That has big implications for every organization, as both of these types often represent missed opportunities. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You can ask Alice, who is competennt expert but personally prickly; or you can ask Brenda, who is very likable but doesn’t know much that can help you. Who is tagging SNA? You have a great blog by the way.

Where do you sit in this matrix? Intriguingly, managers aren’t limited to leveraging people that others like and changing those that others loathe.

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Suppose you need help completing a project at work. They mention trust and familiarity, fopls it would be interesting to see how much correlation there is with the network measure of closure within a group. I have a Free site Free Article Search.


Drawing from their study encompassing 10, work relationships in five organizations, the authors have classified work partners into four archetypes: It seems likely that you share a lot of mutual friends with likable people, since by definition a lot of people like them, and so the reputation cost of letting you down will be a lot higher for them. Notify me of new comments via email. Researchers have found that the real story is more complicated.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Notify me of new posts via email. You are commenting using your WordPress. Because they are liked foola a disproportionate number of people, lovable fools can bridge gaps nerks diverse groups that might not otherwise interact.

Using an emotion matrix as a measurement device rather than a model for a specific situation is kind of odd. Hello There, My name is Donald you have a great blog here! More interesting is that people prefer the lovable fool over the competent jerk. 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 a source of motivation and encouragement when a team is down.

When faced with that hypothetical question, most people choose the competence of Alice over the likability of Brenda. It pretty much covers fashion article related stuff. Ideally, of course, we wouldn’t have to choose between competence and likability.

But many can lovavle socialized through coaching or by being made accountable for bad behavior. When faced with a real-life choice, most people ignore their stated preference for competence and actually choose likability first.

But their networking skills are often developed at the expense of job performance, which can make these employees underappreciated and vulnerable to downsizing.


When looking for help with a task at work, people turn to those best able to do the job. These are the people that management can really help, by acting as an interface between them and the outside world, protecting them from perceived hassle and distilling the competing external demands into simpler requirements.

People who know they’re talking about and love to point it out. I have a business home residential security system site. Just wanted to let you know that you bring up an interesting subject. Email required Address never made public.

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Hey, you have a great blog here! Love compeyent you have to say! The surprising fools is that whilst most people claim to prefer competent jerks to lovable fools as work partners, in practice they choose people they like regardless of their competence.

Of course, everybody wants to work with the lovable star, and nobody wants to work with the incompetent jerk. This is an interesting blog and just wanted to let you know.

Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks.

Based on the combinations of likableness and competence, they classify people into incompetent jerks, competent jerks, lovable fools and lovable stars. Once the “lovable stars” are all taken, we must then choose between the “competent jerks” and the “lovable fools. SNA search engine check out lpvable Connectedness swicki at eurekster.