The Gestalt's Garden

Turning a good technician into a mediocre boss destroys value

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In companies (public or private), one way to progress economically is to acquire responsibility for the work of others: to move from being a technician to being a boss.

However, the skills that define a good technician are different from those of a good boss.

This causes many good technicians (motivated by economic incentives) to become mediocre bosses: they do not have the skills needed to be good bosses.

For the company, this situation destroys human capital value: we have turned a good technician into a mediocre boss.

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