How many are feeling they could have done more to help the team? If you combined everyone's mental scorecard would it give a valid idea of the work balance everyday?
I came across this article today by Janet Choi who provides a few solutions for preventing the infectious self bias that weighs on so many of us. No difference if your at work or within a personal relationship it's difficult to develop any synergy when your always suspicious your peers are doing less than you.
I think life could be much easier if we could stop keeping score when there is no value to doing so. Unless your being paid per task individually it's really not going to matter who accomplished what as long as the completed project is a success. It's much easier to go through life doing instead of deciding to do and then taking action. It's a whole extra step that could potentially save time or cause you to miss out on an opportunity. Every interaction matters even if it's the smallest good deed for a stranger. Sure it may keep you a few extra minutes from completing a to-do but I'm a believer that snap judgements based on the value of your time have no place in forward movement.
Find space for others in your mind