Is it healthy to compete with yourself?

Rivalry Among Coworkers: 4 Tips On How To Use It To Your Advantage

It is quite normal for us humans to compare ourselves with one another. A wise man once said that one healthy portion of competition can be good for you. This applies particularly to our daily working life transfer. Many employers introduce bonus programs and goals to encourage their employees to work hard, focus, and to compete with each otherto achieve certain goals of the company.

Often this leads to actually healthy competition Rivalry among colleagues, in which some really blossom, while others end up in the direct Competition with their peers go under due to the enormous stress level.

In addition to the usual pressure and stress of everyday work, you can feel challenged by your work colleagues. Under certain circumstances, however, the rivalry can even lead some to a real race for Promotion or raise cringe. Some simply prefer to compete with themselves than with others. Here are 4 benefits you can take away from approaching peer-to-peer rivalry in a healthy way.

1. Motivate the team

You'd think that people are motivated by money, and that a good paycheck is incentive enough to do a good job. Although salary is a huge part of finding and retaining talented employees, motivates healthy rivalry Employees often want to shift up a gear for their work.

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2. Quality work

Promote competitive environments Creativity and productivity and thus ensure higher quality of work. If someone wants to win, they'll be more likely to go with one Variety of solutions deal for any problem. He crosses borders and experiments with solutions. Incidentally, quality work is also a question of health!

3. Learn from mistakes

Rivalry at work helps you open your eyes and mind to the things you do wrong. So you have to deal with yours for better or for worse critically examine previous approaches and question them. Of course, it's tempting to completely dismiss criticism from a rival, but experts say there might be good reason to listen to them - at least to some extent. As they say? You learn from mistakes.

4. Strengthen bond within your group

The “Me versus us” mentality, which is often heard in studies, is not only found in experiments. This mentality can also appear in everyday situations. Regardless of whether you are confronted with a competing company or with rival fans at a soccer game, the presence of an outsider can do it Strengthen loyalty to your own group.

This article was written by Dr. David NyoroWritten in English and on May 22nd, 2019 at www.thriveglobal.comreleased. We have translated it for you so that we can exchange ideas with our readers on relevant topics!

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