Competitive By Default

Teams and competition seem like a good fit. This is true when they compete against a common opponent. Healthy competition within the team can lead to a sharpening that improves everybody on the team. Unhealthy competition can dissolve unity and therefore the effectiveness of the team. Competition is found wherever there are limited commodities or resources. Whether it’s the next iPhone or a first place position, we are hard-wired to compete for limited resources. Teams have to commit to resist the temptations the laws of supply and demand present and choose cooperation over competition.

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