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ENVY AT WORK


ARTICLE REVIEW
Made By :Shalini(46)
Ranjit Paul(47)
Prithvi Ahluwalia(48)
Lavanya Awasthi(49)
Atul Bhardwaj(50)
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         Contents  Introduction Causes Expressions A Tale of Two Colleagues Damaging Side Effects An Interesting Inference Stopping Downward Spiral How to manage Envy in Team Conclusions 2 .

If left unchecked .Introduction  ‘’Envy’’ is defined as the distress that people feel when others get what they want. this deadly sin can sabotage any company’s performance and our OWN.     Universal Vulnerable at each level Intensifies at the time of Economic Crisis Preventive 3 .

4 . disrupts team and undermines organizational performance. Most of all it harms the one who feels it.Causes :  Dissatisfaction  Comparison to Others  Low Self Esteem  Expressions :     Resentment towards others Competition in relationships Depression Verbal criticism of others Envy also damages relationships.

 Once considered as a Superstar.  Both were good friends. Marty.A Tale Of Two Colleagues  Marty and Scott are two employees in an elite consulting firm.  Distanced himself from his team-mates.  Refused to mentor younger analysts. inspired and balanced each other and were inseparable.  Personal and Professional relationship got spoiled. 5 . now lacked passion and performed poorly.  ENVY  Marty made Scott his rival and grew disengaged from the organisation.

It is difficult for enviers to learn from and work with others. We feel better by belittling the achievements or qualities of the person we envy.Damaging Side Effects   Disparagement : When people have qualities we envy but cannot easily acquire. This leads to missed opportunities and organizational inefficiency.  Distancing : People tend to distance themselves from person they envy. we tend to ignore those qualities and treat them as worthless. The experience becomes more intense with people who are close to them. 6 .

7 . we’re seen as “Enterprising” and when we borrow an idea from a colleague. we mark that person as an intellectual leader. Reason : When we copy idea from an outsider.An Interesting Inference   People want to learn more about ideas that come from other external sources rather than ideas that originate with rivals from within the organisation.

After acquiring Zoopa . 8 .  Most of the Zoopa managers left the company.  Zoopa managers are now being considered as “burn out” and “sloppy”.  Fresh Choice managers resisted learning from Zoopa managers. “creative” and “energetic” by Fresh Choice managers.DIFFERENT COMPANIES   Fresh Choice managers initially desire the inventive menus and lively decor and atmosphere of their competitor Zoopa  Zoopa managers were considered as “bright”. and began to criticize their Zoopa peers.  Fresh Choice managers started feeling threatened.

Stopping the Downward Spiral  German word “Schadenfreude” : delighting in other’s misery has been included in English dictionary Whereas.  To lay down the ground work of Mudita :  Step 1 : Understanding Envy   Identify the reason why you are feeling envious Think about how Envy harms you :    Takes your time Consumes Thought Creates Negativity  Write your feelings in a Journal  Talk to your friends and colleagues about your feelings.  Pali word “Mudita” : rejoicing in the good fortune of others has not been included. 9 .

.  Use Your Envy to Generate a Goal. 10  Remind Yourself That You are in Control.  Turn Your Envy into Appreciation.  Spend Time With Grateful People.  Other’s success Doesn’t Impact Yours.  Start a Gratitude Journal. Step 2 : Turning Envy into something positive  Stop Judging Yourself Harshly.  Change what You can and accept what you cant.   Step 3 : Avoid Comparison  Realize that you don’t know the whole story.  Step 4 : Focus on Yourself  Focus on your talents and assets.

How to manage Envy in Team  Share Power : By sharing the glory with subordinates and rewarding them with responsibility and credit helps in developing motivated future leaders and also promotion for building up others. Also sharing resources with other teams will also help tame down envy in an organization. 11 .   Make what is scarce plentiful : Giving time to each of the team member for discussing results in more collaborative meetings.

Instead of singling out innovators. Give enviers and their targets different spheres of influence :  It will allow two men to learn from each other. encourage collaborative practices and reward creative thievery. their work will not be directly comparable.  Beware of Linguistic Triggers : Praising someone too much is not right. They can not be evaluated using the same metrics. 12 .

13 . you will become more open to others. more receptive to change and more fulfilled at work.  It can be controlled.Conclusion   Envy can cause real damage both to your career and to organization’s success. By confronting your feelings and replacing negative habits of thinking with more productive ones.  Denying and concealing envy will make the problem worse.

 THANK YOU ! 14 .