We’ve heard it before: competition is a good thing. Competition, in healthy doses, has the ability to drive us forward and accomplish our goals. Therefore, the mantra translates well in the workplace. Competition at work can range from receiving more hours to earning a coveted promotion. Regardless of your goals, you’re likely to succeed with a bit of competition at work. Just remember to keep any competitions professional while at work or during work activities. Let us know what benefits you experienced with a little competition at work!
It keeps you motivated
This benefit is probably one of the biggest in terms of competition. Setting a goal keeps you focused and ready to take on new challenges. Additionally, the more competition infused into achieving your goal, the more willing you’ll be to jump out of bed and head to work each morning. Thinking positively about your goals in a competitive environment will allow you to maintain your happiness levels- even if the competition doesn’t turn in your favor.
It keeps things lively among co-workers
Competition with your co-workers can be a fun way to get your office involved. Your competition can be measured in sales, number of clients, or even participation in a wellness program (a PCG favorite)! Regardless of the field you’re competing in- the office will feel eager for participation. Moreover, friendly competition incentivizes camaraderie.
It showcases your ambition
Your supervisors will presumably take note of your hard work in a competitive environment. As we mentioned before, your motivation and productivity will skyrocket with a bit of competitiveness. Above all, your supervisors will see how determined you are to achieve even the smallest of feats. This will prove beneficial for you in the long run, especially if your bosses have a role in the outcome of said competition.