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Intergroup Competition in Organizations

How can intergroup competition be bad for organizations?

I have come up with a few ideas but would appreciate any help you might be able to offer

- Groups may meet group goals but distracts from reaching organizational goals
- Groups work against each other, rather than with each other
-Groups form cliques
-Groups may attempt to sabotage
-Competing groups foster division rather than unity within the organization

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Competition can be good and bad. It might lead people to be in competition with each other, and thus put in their best work, however, on the other hand, it is most often counter-productive for an organization.

The competition might become personal, and the workers are then not putting the organization first ...

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A discussion of how intergroup competition is bad for organizations is given in the solution.