Though the game of business is infinite , there has been a rise of leaders with a finite mindset trying to run the show in the game of business.
A finite mindset which results in quick short term gains often comes at the sacrifice of employee benefits and empathy.
Terms such as “Number one in the industry” seem very flashy & saleable to the board as well as shareholders.For this simple reason we see CEO’s of modern day organizations obsessed with competition always trying to outwit them rather than wanting to be a better version of their ownselves.
This is addictive like gambling and such short term benefits increase the flow of “dopamine” thus make these short term tactics seductive.In the long run though , these have very detrimental effects for an organization as a whole.
Simon Sinek makes a mention of this in “The Infinite Game”.