Sunday, August 8, 2010


Call me a pessimist, but I believe that people are inherently selfish and petty. There's no reason for me to go out of my way to do something that benefits someone else, and my underlings sure don't go out of their way to help out the company. According to recent research, humans will inherently screw each other over even if it's in their best interest to cooperate. With the conditions rigged so that maximal gain comes from cooperation, test subjects still didn't always cooperate. They still screwed over the other test subjects out of spite.

What does this tell us? Well, from the PHB point of view, it tells us that it makes no sense to develop a cooperative work environment because your employees will behave non-cooperatively anyhow. If you don't screw over your employees, they will inevitably screw you over. It's a dog eat dog world out there. Screw or be screwed.

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Joseph M. Scandura, incompetent moron, idiot, pompous, stupid, failure, asshole, arrogant, bullshit, micromanager of the year, technologically clueless, ignorant, condescending, senile, dementia