Personal ego when teamwork

Teamwork is probably the most important and indispensable keyword in the job when it comes to team solving and the majority. I do not explain the concept, its general principle because it is quite common.

What I want to say in this article is the personal ego aspect in teamwork. Should our teamwork work skip the self?

First I have an example:

A thorny problem X is looking for solutions, in the group there are:

   – Mr. A proposed solution AX and believed that with his long experience, he was absolutely right.

   – Mr. B proposed BX solution and believed that with the ability to learn   His fast, plus high logic ability, he is right.

   – Mr. C also has his CX solution but is still embarrassed to give his opinion for fear of being wrong.

   – Mr. D has no solution but everyone who says anything nods!

Mr. A and Mr. B argue with each other and no one will listen to him. C, D, listen to A, B argue without anything because A, B is reasonable.


In the above example, did you see that A, B, C, D worked well on teamwork? Obviously the personal ego in this case has ruined the ultimate goal of finding a solution.

  • A, B because of my personal self is too high to listen to the enemy to find a good solution.
  • If there is a solution, but I don't dare to say it, then what is the personal one.
  • D is too neutral

In order to balance my personal self when I work collectively, I believe that it is not only a matter of a newcomer but also a person with long experience. It is an art to know how to throw away your personal self at the right time to listen to others and choose the right time to give your personal opinion.

Demonstration of self or personal ability is needed. However, the group is not a stage for anyone. The successful final result proves that everyone in the team works effectively, including the self who has successfully completed his work. There is no meaning in a brilliant individual while the group fails. “In a relay race, two members A and B with high personal potential but cannot agree on who is the next runner in the next turn. At that time, other members of the team, although their personal potential was a bit weaker, had a high coordination ability, so they won.

(Source: Internet)
(Source: Internet)

With one problem, we often approach a high win-lose philosophy when demanding more personal self-interest. It is common to fall into the small details and forget about the great deal. Clearly, the psychological factor overwhelmed willpower. In the same view, if given with facts and logical thinking, it will be heard and agreed rather than when the debate goes into arguing and winning against the individual.

On the other hand, in a collective activity, the mentality of being afraid of hitting the subject causes an individual not to give his or her opinion, respect even if the other members are ineffective. Individuals may benefit because they do not bother anyone, but the group will not have good results. Ease of passing will reduce the effectiveness of collective work.

In short, what I want to send you to read this article and also note the lesson for myself when doing that is to choose the appropriate drop for personal ego when working in the team!

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