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Competitiveness can be a powerful motivation that leads you to go the extra mile.
At worst, it can lead to unhealthy jealousy of others.
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People with high adjustment can cope well with anxieties under pressure. Stress doesn't negatively influence their behavior and decision-making.
People with low scores on this scale can suffer from poor performance at work, but reframing a stressful situation as a potential for growth can ...
People with this trait prefer to avoid potentially unpleasant confrontations.
Dealing with difficult situations in the face of opposition is critical for management positions.
Recently, six traits were identified that are consistently linked to workplace success: Conscientiousness, adjustment, ambiguity acceptance, curiosity, courage, and competitiveness.
Each trait may have drawbacks at extremes. The relative importance of each trait will be determined by the jo...
People with a high tolerance for ambiguity can take in many viewpoints before coming to a decision. They find it easier to react to changes and to cope with complex problems.
People with a low ambiguity tolerance may be dictatorial, but this can be useful when a more ordered approach is nee...
People with this trait are more creative and flexible and learn more easily.
But, in excess, curiosity may lead to moving from project to project without completing any of them.
Workplace personality tests are used to sort people according to various thinking styles, such as into/extroversion and thinking/feeling.
Many psychologists feel that the theory behind the different categories fails to predict performance or to find high-performing candidates. Some critics...
Conscientious people are committed to plans and ensure they carry them out accurately. They consider the wisdom of their decisions for the long-term.
They are essential for strategic planning but can be too rigid.
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While the world is getting better at measuring things, there is still no fail-safe way to include a country's environmental record into its competitiveness core. Nor is there a way to measure if and how competitiveness makes people happy.
However, comparing the competitiveness of those eco...
Basic drivers of competitiveness such as infrastructure, health, education, and markets will always be important, but the data suggests that a nation's performance regarding technological readiness, business sophistication and innovation is as important in driving competitiveness and grow...
The World Economic Forum defines competitiveness as the "set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country."
Another way to view it is to consider how it promotes wellbeing. A competitive economy is productive, leading to growt...
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