Hole In The Wall



= 能力主義


VEDANTAM: In many ways, Noel, I think the idea of the Peter Principle is widely understood. The problem is that acting on this knowledge runs up against a bedrock American principle, which is the idea of the meritocracy. You have to reward the best worker. You have to promote the most productive staffer. Now, sometimes, of course, good workers do become good managers. But regularly, you not only get a bad manager, you've lost one of your most productive workers.


VEDANTAM: Well, companies are playing around with different ideas. One idea is to have two tracks. You reward highly productive people through incentives, and you promote the people who have people skills. People who actually know how to get things done, work with other people - you promote those people into management.