Interesting stuff here.
I’ve posted a ton of research about how conscientiousness may be the most important personality trait out there.
What’s conscientiousness? Having your act together. Neat and tidy. Organized and on time.
Which can be really depressing because, frankly, I’m not all that conscientious.
But this begs the question: are there benefits to not being conscientious?
Yes, as a matter of fact, there are.
My Spaghetti Abilities Are Unstoppable
Peter Skillman created a design exercise called “The Spaghetti Problem.”
Groups get 20 pieces of spaghetti, tape, some string and a marshmallow.
The group that creates the tallest freestanding structure that will support the marshmallow’s weight within 18 minutes, wins.
He tested groups of engineers, managers, MBA students, etc.
Did tons of planning help? Nope.
Really thinking things through provide an advantage? Nope.
You know who outperformed everyone?
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