A followup to this post, where I muse about the results of a Fast Company poll about what's more important in the workplace, likeability or competence: It pays to be popular at work (from CNN—thanks to Beth for the pointer!).
Seems the studies show that the FC Now poll was right on the money:
- Research at Columbia University shows that jobs, pay raises and promotions are more apt to be awarded based on a worker's charisma than on academic background or professional qualifications.
Fortunately, likeability can be learned. The article has some great tips on how—actually, the tips are pretty good for a better life in general.