In life, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers.

Givers tend to give of themselves without expecting anything in return.  Takers, well, take with no quid pro quo.  And matchers obviously tend to be balanced.  They give and will expect something in return.

What is interesting is how these roles play out in organisations and the effect they have on productivity and overall organisational success.

It’s not what you might think.

In this TED Talk Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.

After you’ve watched it, let me know what role you tend towards and how it’s affected you.

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