Lump of Labour Fallacy
In economics, the lump of labour fallacy is the misconception that there is a fixed amount of work—a lump of labour—to be done within an economy which can be distributed to create more or fewer jobs.
Zero-sum thinking makes collaboration difficult as it views success in a way that one person’s gain is another person’s loss. Games like checkers, chess, backgammon, and poker are all examples of zero-sum games where only one person can win and the other loses. Zero-sum scenarios and thinking can happen in everyday contexts. Collaboration and team work is impossible if success in the workplace is thought of as zero-sum