Think Your Boss Is a Psychopath? It Might Not Be an Exaggeration:

Psychopaths at Work

“There are three basic moti­va­tions of psy­chopaths,” Babi­ak assert­ed. “They love to play games, they’re thrill-seek­ers will­ing to take risks and they like to hurt peo­ple. When you look to see what makes a suc­cess­ful busi­ness per­son, it’s some­one will­ing to take risks, who likes to ‘play the cor­po­rate game’ to advance with­in a company.”
Babi­ak claims that today’s roil­ing cor­po­rate envi­ron­ments tend to favor the psy­cho­path­ic per­son­al­i­ty. Old-style cor­po­rate bureau­cra­cies, with rigid poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, tend to expose that sort of employ­ee more quick­ly. “The busi­ness world has changed. The old dinosaur mod­el of an over­ly struc­tured bureau­cra­cy with many rules and closed cul­ture does­n’t cut it any more,” he said. “Com­pa­nies have to be swift, fast, less bureau­crat­ic. This is an open invi­ta­tion to the indi­vid­ual with psy­cho­path­ic ten­den­cies. The new cor­po­rate cli­mate is an improve­ment over the old mod­el because it makes work more pleas­ant, more cre­ative and it’s con­ducive to get­ting more things done. The down­side… is that it makes it eas­i­er for psy­chopaths to enter and succeed.”

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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