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June 15, 2012

Hired because your fun!!

When I will get hired in the future for a job or if I start my own Business then I think it will because of my skills or knowledge. My knowledge around and ability to generate knowledge is my competitive advantage for getting a job in the future.

Just saw a clip yesterday from google which made me wonder about hiring people according to their skills. Logically I would think that people are hired because of a certain position in the organization needs to be filled. Those positions is functionally and will be considered as giving value to the company in a direct way. But what if you where hired because of your high energy and ability to make people laugh. You are one of those person who has a personality where people just get happy when they are around you. But you are not good a leading, making improvements or anything like that. If you will get hired you will be creating a fun culture who will generate value for the company. Your role is therefore adding value in a indirect way to the company. But what position will that be and for which salary?

Culture is a critical element for a company so the position is important. The salary might therefore be as much as a leader because of the critical aspect. But you will never be able to measure or have targets towards his or hers performance. Except if you can measure how good the culture is?

So if you could hire a person purely because if his way of making people happy how would that work?

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