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Organisations tend to reward "smart-talkers", who sound more intelligent when they're critical of others, ideas, and works.
When people engage in criticism, they appear (at face value) to be more competent and are rewarded by leaders.
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Creativity is an in-demand skill, with studies showing that CEOs feel "innovation" is the number one priority for their business. But 77% of those CEOs also believe it's hard to find employees with creativity and innovation skills.
After taking over Pixar, Steve Jobs implemented a policy of "plussing", which led to great success.
In working cultures, there is an underlying belief that "productivity requires speed". Therefore, organisations value people who work fast, make quick decisions and tick off their to-do list.
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