Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fitting In or Losing an Advantage?

Michael P. Maslanka points to an intriguing article on keeping your job by not trying to fit in.

As I read the article by Peter Bregman, however, it seemed more like a recommendation to build a distinctive and competitive advantage. That can be very different from not fitting in. It may be possible to fit in with the general culture of an organization while being a highly creative thinker. Furthermore, exhibiting an inability or reluctance to fit in during a job interview can be lethal.

It's a thought-provoking piece. Just how much "distinctiveness" will your organization tolerate?

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