oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Power in the workplace ... "put your iron hand inside a velvet glove" : management
|Article Title||Power in the workplace ... "put your iron hand inside a velvet glove" : management|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||50 - 70|
All businesses and organisations are set up for conflict. Our worst competition may not be the pharmacy down the street - it may be the pharmacist standing next to you in the dispensary. Why? In any organisation, there is a limited amount of money, promotion opportunities and bonuses. People in the organisation compete with each other for these limited resources. Although this may sound unhealthy, it is not necessarily always negative because internal competition is a ruthless way of discovering where the real talent is to enable the organisation to allocate its scarce resources efficiently.
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