Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations
EPISODE 6: COMPETITION
“There are people who fundamentally believe that competition is the way to get the best out of people, and there are people who fundamentally believe that the spirit of collaboration is the way you that you get the best out of people.”
Running time 30:20
What are your experiences with staff ranking or other policies and processes in your organization that you feel have helped you perform better or have gotten in the way of performing better? Have you seen or experienced real significant differences in policies and processes between private industries or government, schools and other such organizations?
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[Intro] The pros and cons of staff rankings.
[02:36] The impact of the bell curve on employees.
[08:03] Real world example – Ken Blanchard.
[12:10] Applying business policies and processes to public institutions. Is it effective?
[15:44] Competition tends to be part of the American cultural fabric.
[18:29] Different levels of competition – from healthy competition to unhealthy competition.
[22:05] Consequences of competition.
[23:12] Introducing change that impacts only a certain group vs. starting at the top.
[24:40] How do you positively and effectively help people do good work?
[27:09] Take time to assess before making big changes.