Playing Fair or Playing Favorites?

Great commercial from Ally Bank that goes to the core of fair play. (video quality is not great but the message is)

It’s so much easier to play favorites. You trust the person more, you know the task will get done, it makes your life easier. Some argue that playing favorites is not only OK, it’s actually great for the workplace.

Is there any value to playing fair? (aside from the regulatory backlash that could bite you in the a** if you don’t play fair)

NOT burning out your high performers, is one upside to playing fair. If you only rely on playing favorites, you are really training your best and brightest to leave you when you continuously reward them with overwork. If you actually lead, develop yourself and develop your staff, you can play fair AND play favorites.

In Category: Leadership, Playing Fair (or not)
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