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Laziness/Smartness Matrix



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Laziness-Smartness Matrix - employee performance management find the right fit for each person





Right Fit as a Key to Great Employee Performance

Make employees partners in the success of the company. "Share your profits with all your associates and treat them as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations,” advised Sam Walton. Employee partnership is a key to great performance. Synergistic partnership is about finding the right fit.


Business 10+ is People 10+

People Power

Find the Right Fit for Each Employee

Inspiring People

Gain Sharing





Laziness/Smartness Matrix





“There's a grain of truth in every joke.”

The Laziness/Smartness Matrix helps – in a somewhat humorous way – to find the right fit for each person.


Skill/Will Matrix




Bill Gates advice

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.

Bill Gates



Supersmart vs. Smart super-smartness differentiated super-smart entrepreneurs  

Super-Smart & Lazy

Super-smart people may look lazy when they are undermotivated. Give them a challenging problem to turn them on. Their apparent laziness will instantly become a great advantage because the simpler a solution the easier it is to implement.




Super-Smart & Hard Working

These people are intrinsically motivated and work at high speed.

All they need to achieve outstanding results are strategic alignment and resources.

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Any interference with their work will demotivate them and slow them down. Don’t micro-manage, empower them.


Learning SWOT Questions




Ignorant & Lazy

These people are best at delegating tasks and empowering their people to work creatively in an intrapreneurial fashion.

Ignorant & Hard Working

These people are good at doing routine work.