Topic :Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;
7) What do you understand by a healthy competition. Can competition be a reason of worry for an organisation. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
It is quite logical to view competition as a source of remarkable human progress and growth. However, it also brings several undesired ethical problems along with it.
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to explain the meaning and relevance of healthy competition vis a vis how an unhealthy competition can be a cause of worry for any organisation.
What- it simply directs that we should define and briefly explain the term.
Comment- we have to form a personal opinion on the issue but that opinion should be based upon a proper presentation in the form of our knowledge and understanding of the issue.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give a simple but a complete definition of the term, healthy competition.
- Discuss whether competition can be a source of worry for an organisation. Why / why not. E.g Discuss what is competition and its types; Competition as an intrinsic source of motivation; its benefits in the short run and problems posed in the long run. Take the help of the article attached to the question and also other relevant study material, to frame your answer.
- Discuss healthy competition further and discuss how it can be inculcated in an organization.
Conclusion– Bring out a summary of your above discussion and state them in slightly different words but the conclusion in itself should not introduce anything not already discussed in the answer.