“You can accomplish anything in life provided that you do not mind who gets the credit. Harry Truman”
In the past, the bulk of my work has centered around me as a individual. My paychecks were largely tied to my success (commission-based work). There were charts sent out on a weekly (or even daily) basis that showed how I ranked amongst others. Everyone constantly knew where they stood amongst their peers.
On one hand, this encouraged competition. Anyone that has a single competitive bone in their body is somewhat upset if they aren’t near the top of the list. In times, the comparisons were certainly motivating. Other times, they created animosity amongst coworkers and hurt the team moral.