'The Dark Side' at the Workplace
5/27/2014 (Updated 11:05:36 PM)Managerial incompetence can be as high as 70% according to Dr. Seth Spain.
Spain is an assistant professor of organization behavior at Binghamton University.
He spoke at the Binghamton Rotary Tuesday on the "Dark Triad" of personality traits that some managers fall into.
Those traits are Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy.
Managers or employees who show these traits will sometimes put themselves above others, be skeptical of others, and show problems with interpersonal relations.
"These characteristics seem to be more substantial than normal range personality so that the possible economic impact is something that we don't know in terms of dollar value. It's something that they really might want to follow up on but it might be substantial," said Dr. Spain.
Dr. Spain adds that sometimes these negative traits have benefits.
Narcissists may be more motivated to work hard to become leaders, pitch an idea, and make cold calls.
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