Competition in the Workplace

Raivo Strēlis

Published: 24.05.2023.

Competition in the Workplace

Making a successful career in a big company can be compared to being a soldier in a war. It's a battle every day, and you have to be prepared to fight. In this war, your competition is not just other companies, but your colleagues as well. Some of them will try to pull you back, speak ill of you behind your back, and do everything in their power to negatively affect your reputation. It's like being in a meat machine, where you are just another piece of meat that people will try to tear apart to get ahead.

Despite all of these challenges, you must remain a good person and a professional. You cannot let yourself be dragged into petty conflicts and backstabbing. You must focus on your goals and work hard to achieve them.

Here are some tips for making a successful career in a big company:

  1. Stay focused on your goals: Know what you want to achieve and work hard to achieve it. Don't let the negativity of others distract you from your objectives.

  2. Build relationships: Make friends and allies within the company. Having a support system can help you through the tough times.

  3. Don't engage in gossip or backstabbing: Be a professional and rise above the petty behavior of others. If you have an issue with someone, address it directly and professionally.

  4. Be open to feedback: Take criticism constructively and learn from it. Don't take it personally.

  5. Keep learning: Always be looking for ways to improve your skills and knowledge. Attend training sessions, read industry publications, and seek out mentors.

Remember, in this war-like environment, it's easy to become jaded and cynical. But you must remain positive and maintain your integrity. Being a good person and a professional will ultimately lead to success. In the end, it's not about winning battles against your colleagues, but about achieving your own goals and making a positive impact within the company.


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