RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA)Episode 064 - Originally aired 3/21/2014 9:00 AM - JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series -“The joy of working with less than competent people (aka idiots are awesome!)"
This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). Our episode topic is, “The joy of working with less than competent people (aka idiots are awesome!)”
This show is important as we examine the positive side of working with incompetent individuals (peers, supervisors, etc.). The terms “stupid,” “idiot,” “dummy” and other synonyms (i.e., fool, etc.) are not appropriate in professional settings as they may be hurtful to other people. The concept of an incompetent, uninvolved, apathetic, disengaged, ill prepared, etc., team member is not inappropriate as the presence of this type of individual has a significant impact on the organizational outcomes. Thus, an incompetent individual is an issue that must be addressed in professional settings yet how we discuss it is very important.
To provide tools for improvement to a team member with helpful feedback to show them what to improve (and how to do so) is a fundamental requirement of business management and organizational leadership. The frustration that people have shared with me around the world about working with incompetent people is understandable.
Yet, this show strives to look at the brighter side and positive possibilities of working with incompetent people. Lower stress work environments, increased autonomy, and [...]