A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.
February 10, 2010 8:14 AM Subscribe
I am, by nature, not a particularly competitive person. How does a non-competitive person survive (if not thrive) in a competitive workplace?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (7 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I work in what I would sometimes classify as "sometimes healthy/most of the time unhealthy" competitive environment. A good deal of politicking, snide comments here and there, and the overall sense that everyone is out for themselves, including my boss.
Although I often feel uncomfortable at work, I get the sense that it is teaching me how to survive in life, and that quitting wouldn't result in a better work environment, necessarily, as this type of situation seems to happen wherever you go.
My question is: how can I thrive in a work environment like this, and what are some things you have done to "put on a confident face" to put up with the highly competitive bozos out there?
Any help is welcomed!