Collaboration, Not Competition

I’ve written before about how competition in our work can sometimes be fruitless.

It’s not to say that some healthy competition can motivate us and make us aim to hit targets quicker.

But competition can make us stingy. With such a focus on individualism and what “I” can do, we can ignore the benefits of collaborating. 

By collaborating and working together, we can pool our ideas, resources and motivation to work in a community. By doing this generously, we can increase the productivity and value of everyone’s work.

Everyone wins by working in collaboration. We need to change our mindset from Win-Lose and outdoing eachother, to one of Win-Win – with abundance for everyone.

How can you collaborate in your work?