CaseStudy3_MA - Case Study 3 In the article Comparing Co-Workers against Each Other Does This Motivate Employees we take a closer look at what

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Case Study 3 In the article Comparing Co-Workers against Each Other: Does This Motivate Employees we take a closer look at what competition does to employees of an organization (Ivancevich et al, 2014). Throughout our entire lives we are subject to competition, whether it is in athletics, class rank, or even over the hottest guy in the room. By the time you reach adulthood, competition will be something you are used to. We are taught however, if you are on the same team that you must work together toward a common goal which would be to defeat your opponent. No team would be successful if each player spent their energy competing with their own teammates. This is a fundamental concept taught early in life, yet the corporate world is playing by a different set of rules. Many corporations such as General Electric and Yahoo! have a ranking system that their managers use to identify their strongest, weakest, and middle-ground employees. Quoted in this

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