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Q3(b). Three Qualities for Hiring People

Q3(b). ‘In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they do not have the first, the other two will kill you.’ – Warren Buffett
What do you understand by this statement in the present-day scenario? Explain. (150 words) 10
 
Answer
The performance of an organisation depends not only on the individual brilliance of the employees, but also on their teamwork. The desirable quality of an employee is integrity, intelligence and energy. Integrity not only means honesty but also qualities like walking the talk, trustworthiness and integrating oneself with others. Intelligence is the ability to understand a problem and find appropriate solutions to the complex problems of the organisation. Energy means enthusiasm and hard work of the employee. Intelligence and energy provide power to the employee while integrity gives it the direction. If the direction is not right, the power can become destructive and damage the organisation.
 
It is, therefore, important that the employees of an organisation must have integrity. When people have integrity, they trust each other and work for the interest of the organisation rather than for selfish interest. This reduces conflicts between people, maximises the happiness of employees and results in the growth and success of the organisation. (161 words)
 
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