No more individual competition?

  1. Would you like to share your experiences in teamwork? It seems to be a necessity nowadays. Is it possible to change the attitude of an individual competition to a group cooperation because it is "politically and practically correct"? In my opinion, it may take a few generation to "drift away" from individualism. It is not easy to change cultural values. Grushenka
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Was that a question or statement, Grushenka?
  4. by   Dixielee
    Sounds like a philosophical question. I think it is a question.
  5. by   Grushenka
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Was that a question or statement, Grushenka?
    It is a question and it is a statement. It is an invitation to discussion. I think there is a serious conflict: necessity to work in teams versus cultural values. I find some people, no matter what, resistant to working in teams. Do you know any "effective persuasion"? Personally, I do not believe something like this exist.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think some are team players; Some are not. Motivation comes from within--not externally. Encouragement to/for that motivation can come from with out. It depends also on the work environment. Supportive/Encouraging? Or divisive and hard on morale? All of these factors affect performance, both individual and the "team".

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    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 17, '05

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