Competitiveness among the participants

Competitiveness is to be expected, but it is not useful for the learning process if it becomes the dominant and permanent mode of behaviour because it can undermine the necessary trust needed for dealing with emotionally difficult topics. Who would want to discuss something that pains them with someone who wants to compete with them? That is why it is good to devote some time at the start of the training, when working on communication, to decision making and teamwork workshops that are designed to deal with and analyse competitiveness as a mode of behaviour. It is also important to leave room for choice, because ultimately it is up to each of us individually. Training simply provides a safe space where we can observe the consequences of our choices, including the choice of competitiveness as a mode of behaviour.