The push-pull bias

Teams used to spend most of their time side by side, on the same side of the field (or the table), facing the same direction.

As more and more of our interactions place us on the opposing sides of a screen instead, it’s easy to get the feeling that it’s you against the world, constantly having to push things forward and pull people towards you.

That’s obviously not the case, but the feeling is real. So it’s getting increasingly important for your own physical and mental well-being to focus on the goal, keep the ego in check, and allow people the benefit of the doubt.