Contingency Theory of Interpersonal Tactics
Such organizational demands may pose adjustment difficulties for recent graduates. Most educational institutions emphasize intellectual achievement and ignore interpersonal flexibility. The idea of appearing in ways other than high achieving is alien to most students' education. The high-achieving style fits some but not all organizations. Much as a yogi can bend his or her body in unusual ways, so can an individual adept at interpersonal skills bend his behavior patterns to fit organizational demands.