Published On: Mon, Oct 19th, 2015

7 ways to deal with competition at work



Creativity has its roots from the birth and improves by time. Environments and study play important role to make it more excellent. Sometimes struggle helps us to perform our best. A competition provides best ways to capitulate immense reimbursement. According to Ashley Merryman, co-author of Top Dog: the Science of Winning and Losing, competition drives creativity. “Whether its proficient musicians or school children, learning have exposed competition stimulates creativity and even advances the excellence of the work produced.”

Be alert

The initial pace is that you familiarity to compete and how to deal with it. You should have an idea about the attitude of your colleagues and how they can compete you and who are they which can create a challenged situation for you. While some may play games to be one step ahead of the game, the maneuver is to linger alert without getting biased by others.

Clinch it

It is futile to grumble about the competitor. Instead of complaining about the competition at work, learn to accept it. If you will take it as entertainment and you will be amused by it then it is possible that you’ll work with an optimistic mind. Endeavor to take it as a part of your job and construct yourself rationally to establish that you’re superior to others.

Get motivated

Don’t compare yourself with others which can make you upset and paved the way to the negative way. Instead of comparing, get motivated by the constructive things around you. Always think that if someone is better that you then there is a reason and you can be much better by getting the skills which are lacking in you. Learn positive thing by your colleagues and competitors.

Get help

Don’t feel ashamed by asking anything about work which you don’t know. Don’t let your ego come in the way of seeking support. If you are doing the job for the first time then it is impossible that you will have all the knowledge about the work. So don’t hesitate to ask for help. In few days, you will get the idea who the best person is to ask and for what. You don’t want to give the notion to your boss that you’re not able to work alone. “Working together and helping each other releases brain chemicals that enhance motivation, pleasure, and bonding,” says Marilee B Sprenger, author of The Leadership Brain for Dummies. 

Always maintain a friendly relationship

Instead of getting violent, you should try to stay friendly and liberal with your colleagues. If you have something negative in your mind for others then don’t talk behind their back as there are chances that others listen to you which will take a bad instinct of you instead of the person being talked about.

Connections with others

Connecting with a varied cluster of people will help you construct revelation and you never know when they may be of help to you.

Present the best version of yourself

Try to talk the things which you don’t like instead of keeping grudges and taking stresses. Don’t ever let anyone affect your performance no matter how senior they are. In the course of action, it’s significant that you be paramount you can at work. Keep in mind forever that words once out of your mouth or written on paper can’t be taken back. So, try to be respectful and chivalrous under all situations.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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