2014.08.14【英译中】聪明人面临的问题

发表于:2014-08-15 00:40 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
The problem with smart people
聪明人面临的问题


When hiring, promoting, even just putting together your team, you should look for the smartest people in the room, right? Not so fast.

当雇人,提拔员工,或者整合团队的时候,你会挑选所有人中最聪明的那些,对吧?别这么快做决定。


Intelligence is one of those characteristics where there is a minimum level needed to be in the game. Once past that, too much intelligence can be a drawback or worse.

在团队运营中,对某些特性的需求是存在一个最低限度的,一旦超过这个限度,过多的这些特性反而会给团队带来不利,智慧就是其中之一。


The Enron management team, for example, were known as “the smartest guys in the room.”  Consider how well that turned out.

我们以安然管理团队为例,他们被认为是最聪明的一群人。但是看看他们的最终结果吧。


The former US energy trading company tapped its top talent to run some of its most-profitable divisions, almost without supervision. The managers, despite their smarts, were an arrogant, insecure bunch who took wild chances and lost billions of dollars. The company dissolved in 2001.

这家美国能源交易公司挑选出那些顶级天才来运营他盈利最好的部门,并且他们的决策基本不受监督干扰。而尽管这些天才如此聪明,他们却同时自大而不可靠。他们轻率的决策给公司带来了几十亿美元的亏损。这家公司最终于2001年解散。


Certainly, the job for which you’re hiring makes a difference. I do want big-time intelligence for researchers, analysts, and coders, but you can lock those folks in a room and let them do their thing because they work on their own.

当然,哪个位置你缺员工,这点也会带来差异。如果是那些研究人员,分析师或者编码员,我确实想要雇佣最聪明的那些,但是这是因为你可以把这些人关在一个房间里工作,而他们都会各自完成自己的活。


If they lack emotional intelligence or interpersonal skills, any damage they do is limited because of their independent work.
如果他们情商不高或者交际技能低下,那他们带来的损失也是有限的,因为他们各自独立工作。


But do I really need to find the smartest managers?

但是,挑选经理的话,我真的需要找那些最聪明的吗?
最后编辑于:2014-08-15 04:07
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