From “difficult” to “criminal”, rebellious employees face negative labels at work. They often deviate from the norm in terms of suggestions or work style, and have a tendency to rub colleagues the wrong way and become unpopular. But re-evaluating their characteristics can be beneficial, according to Harvard professor Francesca Gino. With their non-conformist approaches and unusual – but often creative – ideas, “rebel talents” may have a positive impact on a company, precisely because they generate conflicts. “If we embrace conflict, dissent and disagreement and are actually managing it, we end up with much better outcomes”, she explains in this video:

Francesca Gino is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and speaker at the Academy of Behavioral Economics, which will take place on January 30th, 2019 at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.