In sports, every great team is made up of individuals who are committed to helping the team succeed. At times, this focus on the collective can come at the expense of individual glory.
However, this makes sense, as we usually find that the success of individual athletes in team sports is directly tied to the success of the teams they played for.
Now, you might think I’m going to segue into the ways that incentives can help your organization function like a successful team.
Actually, I happen to think that team sports aren’t the best correlation when it comes to business—and I’m not alone in this opinion.
For starters, sports are based on competition, on winning and losing.