While browsing I came up to an interesting old article about business scaleability. I found a really great matrix which describes management value. It’s like SWOT analysis but for people evaluation.
Here’s a qoute.
The von Moltke logic is as follows —
“Smart Lazies” are your command center generals. They are the most valuable because they are the most strategic minded — they figure out the easiest way to accomplish any objective.
“Smart Actives” are your battlefield generals. They can think quick on their feet and recognise and exploit opportunities as they arise on the fields of battle.
“Stupid Lazies” are your rank and file troops. They don’t second guess their commanders and just follow orders to the letter.
“Actively Stupid” are the most dangerous. They must been kept out of all operations at all costs — their presence constantly undermines the mission. They don’t follow orders to the letter and make many mistakes as they actively pursue their own agendas — which may be at cross-purposes to the mission.