Bad work places kill people. Engineer your organization’s DNA by encouraging community between co-workers. Connection to one’s workplace inspires commitment, commitment creates a culture of excellence, and the inevitable byproduct of excellence is success. Trade cut-throat competition for collaboration (literally, to co-labor or labor together). Ditch hierarchy for helpfulness and reward winning as a team achievement rather than an individual accomplishment. Lastly, praise excellence rather than perfection. Excellence is each person repeatedly giving their best effort—a challenging but always attainable standard.
“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
- George Patton, Former US Army General