THE majority of people are already doing things as well as they can, it has emerged.
Research by the Institute for Studies found that despite society’s obsession with ‘nurturing potential’, there was virtually nothing out there to be nurtured.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Most of us are not geniuses – in fact, not even close. Rather than brimming with unexploited talent, we exist in a state of fully realised mediocrity.”
Professor Brubaker found that however many training courses people were sent on by their employers, they always returned unchanged.
He said: “The corporate obsession with ‘creativity’ is particularly futile.
“History dictates that people with great creative minds tend to die penniless in a ditch at the age of about 30, by which time they are mostly syphilis and absinthe.
“Those are not the kind of people you want working at your office supplies company.
“You actually need workers who can handle doing something really, really boring every day without actually going insane.”