5 ways to manage a perfectionist without going crazy

10/20/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

It can be frustrating to manage perfectionists, who often are unable to prioritize or focus on big-picture goals. Bosses should try to harness their perfectionists' passionate, detail-oriented approach by assigning them relatively narrow tasks. "Put them in a place in the organization with narrower bandwidth," says business professor Robert Steven Kaplan.

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