Groups compete more than individuals

Speak with a colleague about a time when competition arose between your team and another. What was it you were competing for? How were your feelings for your own team and your relationship with the other team affected? 
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Groups compete more than individuals

Do you try to spur one another on the team by competing with other teams or departments? If so, there is a risk that you are trying to benefit yourselves at the expense of what is best for the organization. This has been shown by the researcher Tim Wildshut et al. in a summary of 48 studies of how groups react to the prisoners’ dilemma. The prisoners’ dilemma is a classic experiment where the parties can choose to cooperate on a prize sum so that both win or take a smaller part of the amount and leave the others with nothing. The researchers found that groups are more competition-oriented and prone to try to outdo one another than individuals in this experiment where there is a common interest in cooperation.