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 also losers. Cooperation today replaces “faster, higher further”. Because it changes the perspective and makes you more creative. It inspires us to bake the “Success” cake to be distributed so that everyone involved wins. Incidentally, 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 ... Chants like: “Hold on, we're not in kindergarten here, but in the company. And companies have to fight to avoid being lost in the competition. ” Admittedly, cooperation sometimes has an unnatural effect on us. Why? Because we are conditioned differently.
Stubborn on performance
Our standard mental program is “competition and competition”. We have been influenced by it since childhood: the fastest runner gets the medal. At school, the teacher who answers the fastest gets attention. And only with the best grades can we get the study place of choice and our dream job. Success even gives us the right to continue to follow our well-known pattern. But will what 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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