Companies have personalities based on a rolling average of the sort of people they hireJune 29, 2014 Tim WorstallBusiness7 CommentsDiscuss previousHe’s certainly understood the EnglishnextThe cost of the Royals 7 thoughts on “Companies have personalities based on a rolling average of the sort of people they hire” bloke (not) in spain June 29, 2014 at 8:39 am Well the persona of UK bank call centers certainly have the feel of Indian railways about them. All very polite, but you can’t get round you’re being required to ride on the roof. Steve June 29, 2014 at 8:48 am Tim – it’s an astute and pithy observation and testament to the quality of your fine blog 🙂 Tim Almond June 29, 2014 at 9:14 am Pretty much. CEOs hire the sort of people they want, who hire the sort of people they want etc. The other side is that as the personality changes, some people will leave as it no longer suits them. It takes some time, though. Tim Newman June 29, 2014 at 10:17 am If somebody can show me a substantial difference between the successful staff employees of a major oil company and a flock of sheep, I’d be keen to see it. dearieme June 29, 2014 at 10:24 am First class people hire first class people and second class people hire third class people. Ancient saw. TheJollyGreenMan June 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm Sorry, I disagree with this statement. Every seaman will tell you that the Captain of the ship sets the tone of the morale, seamanship, preparedness and Esprit de Corps of the ship. In the same way, the nature and corporate behaviour of a company is set by the CEO. Believe me, I have seen it in action. If the Mine Manager plays bowls, everybody plays bowls, If he likes tennis, everybody is in whites on the tennis court, if he plays golf, lots of fart look for their balls in the rough, etc… Ivor June 30, 2014 at 9:54 am Yup. A business is the people. Which is why the incidence of corporation tax. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.