View Poll Results: Which one is your primary style when it comes to dealing with people?

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  • competition

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  • collaboration

    10 62.50%
  • other

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    collaboration or competition

    Which one is your primary style when it comes to dealing with people?

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    Collaboration with competition... Produces the best results.

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    It really depends on the personality.

    I collaborate with people who can think for themselves. I compete with people who can't.

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    Collaboration or I win.

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    I prefer to collaborate with others to achieve a positive result. Unless I happen to be the boss, in which case I just give orders and if there isn't a positive result, I merely kick ass and take names.

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    I'd rather do neither in most cases. I'm not very competitive by nature, but I'm pretty suspicious of others' intentions and catch on pretty quick if they're trying to throw me under the bus. We're all aware of scheming coworkers but to use something quantifiable, I've had business classes for instance where part of the grade for group work was from other members, so if they think you're setting the curve they'll down grade you intentionally. It became like those reality show "competitions" where it was better to stay on the phone and act like a dumbass, so they won't feel threatened. Hated the whole thing. I'd rather collaborate if forced into group work, but you know, it's better than letting them get away with that.

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    When surveying, usually working in the street or on a construction site, you have to work as a team and trust the other guy to do his job or you could easily end up dead or seriously injured. Collaboration is the only answer for me.
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    Re: collaboration or competition

    I try to be the best collaborator.
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    Re: collaboration or competition

    I'm happiest doing both with someone. An is example is a sport we participate in. Before competing we are helping each other. During competition we try to do better than they do. After we celebrate what everyone was able to do, then start practicing again. However, most frequently it's the person I'm dealing with that sets how the relationship is going to run. Sometimes it's the culture of the other person, e.g. an Indian, that sets the relationship.

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    Re: collaboration or competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    It really depends on the personality.

    I collaborate with people who can think for themselves. I compete with people who can't.
    Very interesting...
    I may do the same, without realizing it..
    I do buy into the team concept, I have never, IMO, been that good at things , that I can go "one on one"....but this does not mean that I have not tried, which can lead to frustration.

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