I am writing regularly about the office politics, but one thing I haven’t write so much is about the people who work in the office and the danger to work for specific types of people.
At first, I was totally against this classification. I believe all people are capable of great work and professionalism. But now I know better. There are people who will slack or will never commit to expand their skills and knowledge.
They will just live their life with no need to improve themselves. This is bad news for the people who want to do, be , achieve more.
So I ended up adopting the classification for the people.
There are three types of people A, B, C.
A type are people who constantly developing themselves, are curious about others and the world and are proactive in what they do. Those are people who others want to work with. Usually, manager of type A wants to work with type A people, unless they are insecure. If the latter is true, they will hire B and C people to ensure that none of them will replace the manager.
B people are less proactive than A, but they still have some sort of professionalism. They might read and learn less and they might feel threatened by other A players on the team. They will try to push their opinion and listen less to other people. B manager will rarely hire A player, they will look for someone compliant and will hire either B or C employees.
C people are those who slack. They might be all talk and no action. They are the one who might have the biggest chances to be promoted to higher roles, because they don’t have their own opinion. The company's opinion is their own. They are amazing when the company is doing well and there is no need for innovative ideas, but once the winds turn, you don’t want to have C managers. They're not very creative or proactive and will do whatever it takes to hold on to their power. Of course, C managers will most likely hire C or B people for their team.
By adopting such categorization, it is easy to see why big corporations lack creativity and innovation and why it is so hard to shift the perspective and save the company once things go bad. So, how do the big corporations handle it? They purchase other companies instead of introducing new products.