Tuesday, June 18, 2013

No Experience Required...

Throughout working life, there is always an emphasis on experience. Never mind the rush for qualifications, experience always seems to win in the end. We've often heard of the stories where experience and qualifications are played off against each other.

Thinking, as I often do, I realized that there are some things that require no experience to be successful. People advance in their careers almost daily with these attributes and they often stay within these careers for a long time.

What am I writing about? Here are a couple examples:

  • Bad manners
  • Disgusting attitudes 
  • Poor work ethic
  • Inappropriate behavior 
  • Poor deportment 
  • No dedication and commitment 
  • Lack of hygiene 
  • Unhealthy practices 
  • No ethics
  • The list can be endless
Yet even though these qualities are often discussed, they still find a way into our organizations though they are never shown on the workers' CV. We have highly advanced management education, still the ability to detect these characteristics before they enter the organization is elusive or these attributes have upgraded their stealth. 

It then brings into question, how these unwanted characteristics infiltrate our organizations so easily. Would love to get your thoughts and feedback. 


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