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Prof. Nathan Pettit on new research on personality and workplace success

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Excerpt from The New York Times -- "Managers hiring people to work in teams might learn from the research, said Nathan Pettit, an assistant professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University who studies social status in the workplace. While the study doesn’t address the quality of work actually performed, he said it does suggest that hiring decisions should take into account that neurotics might be more valuable, and extroverts less so, than they initially seem in interviews. 'We may be populating organizations with more extroverts than we should be,' he said."

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