Competitive staff threaten productivity

Competition in the workplace is threatening to undermine productivity, with 28% of employees claiming that they compete with their colleagues to get ahead.

YouGov’s Healthy Competition? research also reveals that 38% of the 1,986 employees surveyed online, claim that the people they work with are competitive and 45% of these believe that this can destroy team spirit and a further 14% that it leads to mistrust.

Only one fifth (20%) believe that competition in the workplace is a positive thing. According to the research, 28% think that the best way to manage competitive staff is for employers to work harder to create a culture of team spirit.