Narcissism in Organizations
| Peter Klein |
How do you manage employees who care only about themselves? If you hire new college graduates you better think about it. An AP story reports that “[t]oday’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors,” citing a study headed by Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me. “We need to stop endlessly repeating ‘You’re special’ and having children repeat that back,” says Twenge. “Kids are self-centered enough already.”
(One of my colleagues told me today that she was recently graded down on a student evaluation because, according to the student, “the teacher’s job is to make me feel good about myself” and my colleague hadn’t done that.)
Update: Here is an AMR paper on narcissism in organizations.