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May 04, 2016

Superchickens Need Not Apply

In her TED talk on how to increase productivity in the workplace, Margaret Hefferman tells the story of a flock of superchickens. It was a research study designed to look at productivity and genetics. One flock of chickens was left alone while the other flock was selectively bred based on the productivity (i.e. egg laying) of the hens. After six generations the control flock was flourishing and had higher egg production at the end of the experiment than at the beginning. The other flock, the one filled with superchickens, had only three survivors. The superchickens had pecked and clawed their way to more food and more productivity with the result More…

Productivity , Performance