Sunday, October 25, 2009

Supplemental notes from RAPT

Based on an exhaustive study of 9,211 employees and managers:

Analysis showed that a worker's tendency toward perfectionism, manifested by a persistent focus on small, inconsequential details and errors, correlated with an inability to distinguish between what is or isn't doable and with being unsuited for risky tasks. Because they consistently pay too much attention to the wrong things, these hardworking but anxious zealots end up reducing their productivity.

(page 60)

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