December 13, 2009

NYT Year in Ideas

My favourite edition of the Sunday New York Times was published today. This is the article called The Year in Ideas. The piece is full of very cool ideas related to Business, Technology, Design, etc...

The idea I like the most is - Random Promotions, here's a quote:

“…we wrongly assume that people who are good at their jobs will also be good at jobs that are one rung up on the corporate ladder — so we promote them. But often the new job is so different from the previous job that the employee can't handle it. Now performing incompetently, the employee stays in place, dragging the efficiency of the firm downward. Eventually the entire economy becomes like the paper company Dunder Mifflin in "The Office" — clogged with incompetence. Is there any way to avoid this trap? Yes, by promoting people at random.”

What's your favourite?

Click here to read the entire article.

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