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Re: Re: On Creating an Effective Work Environment

by chunlou (Curate)
on Aug 22, 2003 at 14:02 UTC ( #285778=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: On Creating an Effective Work Environment
in thread On Creating an Effective Work Environment

May sound cliche, it's good to group people together that get along without creating factions or gangs, where people always don't trust the other side or even blame each other for whatever failure. That means, for example, regular (don't mean every minute) face-to-face communication is still important to maintain the overall cohesiveness.
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Re: Re: Re: On Creating an Effective Work Environment
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Aug 22, 2003 at 14:50 UTC

    Actually in the area of creativity and productivity Ive seen many an argument for the contrary to what you say. There is one company in particular, (a large privately owned defense and hightech corporation in the US), where the owner more or less encourages his different divisions to compete against one another for contracts. This drives the individual teams creativity to the overall benefit of the company.

    Factions and gangs are only negative when their competition is unfriendly or underhand. Proper open faced friendly competition is a stimulant to open mindedness, productivity and creativeness.


    <Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...
      Oh. Right. It spurs growth if people compete with each other. It creates cannibalism when people compete against each other. Many mediocre managers understand and use it the wrong way and result in the latter.

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