What Businesses Could Learn About Competitiveness From Super Chickens

What does the traditional culture of competitiveness do to our workplaces? Business leader Margaret Heffernan discussed this on a recent episode of the TED Radio Hour using the superchicken study as an example. She discussed what a dog-eat-dog (or chicken-peck-chicken) environment does to productivity and emotional well-being within a company and how social cohesion is what makes for a truly winning team. I’ve long believed that a productive work environment comes from employees who know that their contributions are valued and are treated as respected members of the team. You can listen to her excellent talk here: Forget the Pecking Order at Work.