"Why we quit when others succeed"
By Rob Winters - Published on Monday, 02 January 2012 19:58
"DUKE (US) — Seeing someone reach a goal or complete a task should inspire us to match that success, however new research indicates it can actually reduce our motivation.
“Our findings have important functional implications for the workplace,” says Grainne Fitzsimons of Duke University, co-author of the study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. “In staff meetings, employees may mistake a discussion of what needs to be done for actual progress toward a goal. Similarly, one employee’s success might actually de-motivate others to work hard."