Technological advances have increased the pace at which products are brought to market and shortened their life cycles. As a result, companies are now more than ever forced to remain flexible and competitive and are thus more inclined to form work teams, rather than assigning tasks to individuals (LePine, 2003). How to compose an effective team therefore becomes a primary concern for companies while they’re hiring new employees. There is a common myth among hiring managers – the thought that they need to (only & solely) hire the best candidates.
A good friend from my home country of Scotland always struggled to keep up with his peers in school. But he also succeeded where most people would have failed.
Early on in his career as an engineer, he designed and built a huge dome — essentially a projection screen stretched over curved pieces of metal — for Dynamic Earth, a conference venue and geology visitor attraction in Edinburgh.