Cooperation is more creative
From a small point of view, we are assured that it is the competition that makes us successful. Whoever is better, stronger, faster, wins. Whether in private, professional or commercial competition. Ultimately, however, competition is nothing more than a zero-sum game.
Where there are winners, there are losers as well. Cooperation is replacing today "faster, higher and higher". Because it changes the perspective and makes you more creative. It inspires us to make the cake "success" to be distributed bigger so that everyone involved can win. By the way, cooperative action promotes well-being and ensures a better working atmosphere. In short: cooperation makes individuals and Company successful.
Is cooperation unnatural?
Cooperation - everyone pulls together. Too good to be true ... Probably shouts like, "Wait, we're not in kindergarten here, but in the company, and companies have to fight to stay competitive." Granted, cooperating acts partly unnaturally on us. Why? Because we are conditioned differently.
Stubborn on performance
Our mental standard program is "Competition and Competition". We are shaped from childhood on: The fastest runner gets the medal. In the school, the one of the teacher who receives the quickest attention gets attention. And only with top grades do we get the place of study of choice and our desired job. The success even gives us the right to continue pursuing our well-known pattern. But will the things that have brought us this far make us successful in the future?
Heart over head
Our head says that competition and winning are promising. Cooperating and sharing have no place in this thinking. However, our heart remembers that we are also deeply social beings.
More recently, 2000 has interviewed professionals from various sectors, whether and to what extent they are satisfied with their working life. 80% of the interviewees were dissatisfied: too much individual responsibility, performance pressure and increasing egoism feed on the basic festivals of our soul.
The WE wins
It would be wrong to stamp co-operation just as Nice-to-have, as a nice Soft Skill. It is the professional survival craft of the future. The basic prerequisite for cooperative action is an equally cooperative attitude. Only those who live and feel co-operation can also be successful through them.
Our current mental program is likely to bring our current cooperative thinking framework to a halt when we are under stress. To make our co-operative thinking and acting stressresilient, a few updates may be necessary. Only those who change their mindset can be cooperatively successful - now and in the future.
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