Not us. We love that kind of challenge. So they give it to us. (What an understatement THAT is, eh?)
No, by competition, I mean that the bigwigs foster a zero-sum-gain outlook to keep everyone at each others' throats. What is a zero-sum-gain, you ask? In a nutshell, they try to convince everyone that anything anyone else gets is that much less that is available for YOU. They think it makes us all keep each other 'honest' and 'productive' - but what it really does is make us all bitter and cynical.
What do you hear in an average day? Complaining. Complaining about the laborers. Complaining about the mechanics. Complaining about the supers. Complaining about the unions. Complaining about the materials the vendors toss over on the ninety-days-same-as-cash deal. All that rancor aimed at each other for allegedly causing everyone else's problems, and that you're more or less powerless to do anything about it. That's what the bigwigs want you to think about your fellow workers and your situation. Why? Because it breeds division and disunity. You convince people that they're all alone against the Big Machine, and they don't rock the boat - or when they do, everyone else quickly puts a hole in it. They want us all to be crabs in a barrel, because when we're so busy snapping at each other nobody notices when they wheel the barrel over to the pot.
And you know what happens to the crabs when they get to the pot, right?