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SGV encourages healthy competition at the workplace and gives out prizes!

Friday, June 19, 2015
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At SGV Marketing, we encourage healthy competition within our company to increase performance and to keep the competitive streak alive in our employees. Starting next week, our company would be awarding the best performers and prizes include tablets and a grill for all those summer BBQs. Each month we have various competitions and previous competition prizes have included iPads, TVs, international travel tickets and Beats headphones. That’s a great way to keep our team excited and motivated, rewarding them for their exceptional performance and efforts on a daily basis.


At SGV we believe that a little friendly competition with your co-workers can be the source of motivation you need to achieve great heights. It's also often a natural impulse. Say, for instance, there's a new hire in your department—it's natural to wonder: Is this guy going to show me up? At the same time, constantly comparing yourself with a colleague can be self-defeating.

It all depends on your personality and preference. "If you want to be individually rewarded and are achievement motivated, then you will want some competition," says Brad Brummel, assistant professor at the University of Tulsa and a member on CareerBliss' board of advisers. "If you are more communally focused and want your co-workers to be like a family, then you will prefer the collaboration."

It's really up to you if you want a competitive work lifestyle.


Competition ignites motivation to boost your performance and productivity.

If the end goal is to outpace another colleague, you'll likely get more done than if you weren't in competition at all. Earning that win can also feel self-validating. Brummel suggests you consider these important questions: "What do you get praised for? Are individuals specifically chosen for raises or bonuses or does everyone share in successes?"

Some companies have reward systems that foster competition. For instance, General Electric and Groupon have been known to cut the bottom 10 percent of their employees annually. In this type of reward system, staying competitive is essential to avoid getting the boot.


Competition zaps complacency and pushes you out of your comfort zone.

A competitive environment has no room for laziness or mediocrity. You're held accountable for your work and achievements, and failure to perform will leave space for your competitors to zoom ahead. Competition in general is a strong incentive to push yourself beyond your normal call of duty. In a competitive environment, bored employees are as rare as ligers (hybrids between male lions and female tigers).


Competition encourages quality and innovation.

In addition to being more productive, competitive colleagues are also under constant pressure to perform in new and potentially better ways. Some have said that competition is the mother of innovation. Organized competitive environments tend to reward those that stand out from the rest. Who can deliver the most unique and efficient product? Simply doing your job well isn't enough to stand out. To beat the rest, competition can encourage employees to go above and beyond to do their job better and differently.