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Discussion on: Competition with Coworkers

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John Hotterbeekx

A little competition could be healthy, although it should not be by job title or anything. This should all come natural and find it's natural way inside your team or department. And this should never be the cause of stress, if it is, it has gone to far.

Recognition should not be given in job title either. You have your salary, that is the basic recognition, next to this giving compliments are the best way show recognition in my opinion.

Looking at my job I feel a little competition, but just a little, enough to push me to be at my best. An employer should be very careful with rewarding through competition, this can spiral into a negative culture very fast.