Friday, September 24, 2010

More teamwork less competition

Contrary to American myth, competition actually holds us back from doing our best work. The more an individual or organization is consumed with the struggle to be Number One, the less likely it is that quality can be sustained. Moreover, research and experience demonstrate that competition is both psychologically destructive and poisonous to our relationships. This presentation shows why any arrangement in which one person’s success depends on another’s failure is bound to be counterproductive. It also considers why cooperation is integral to success, how the idea of teamwork is often misunderstood, and what other ingredients are required for attaining quality in the workplace.
Alfie Kohn homepage.

Ralph Nader “On Corporate Power in the United States” from William Hughes on Vimeo.

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