How do you recognize negative competition between your directs? And what do you do about it?
I was talking with someone about a problem I have that involved a team in a different part of the organization. The person helping me said that team is full of people competing against each other - just trying to make themslevs look better than their peers - going so far as to undermine their peers.
Though I was not surprised, I was taken aback as I hadn't thought of this as a problem with my directs. And to be honest, I'm not even sure exactly how to define the precise problem. I am realizing that I may be naive as it relates to competition amongst my directs. How do I know if they are in a competitive mode with each other? And how do I know when the competition becomes a negative for the organization? Lastly, if the competition is negative, what do I do about it?