You expect that
every employee working with you is a team player. You want to achieve your
goals, and you know that it’s only possible when everyone works together.
However, it’s inevitable to find one who doesn’t seem to have
that team spirit. Instead of cheering everyone, they tend to pull people
down. It’s terrible working with someone with this attitude. You have to
approach that person right away and hope for change.
You’re not with
your employees all the time. It’s possible that you’re only making assumptions
about your employees. It’s also possible that office politics result to each
member saying something terrible about the other. Therefore, before you
conclude that someone isn’t a team player or has a bad
attitude towards fellow workers, you have to be sure about it.
Confront that person
It also helps if
you speak with that person directly to confirm these allegations and find out
the reasons for such actions. You will then understand that employee better.
You don’t need to be combative. Try your best to approach the employee in a
diplomatic way and have an open mind. Listen to what the other person says and suspend
employee and opportunity to lead
employee doesn’t feel like being a part of the team since he always follows
what other people say. Give that employee a chance to lead to know what it
feels like to be on the other side. As a leader, he needs to gather support
from everyone. It’s also important to be friendly and have a positive
team building activity
It might also
help if you give more opportunities for your employees to gather and know each other
deeper. The isolation right now might be due to the lack of activities to
understand their colleagues. These activities will change how everyone feels
about team activities. You don’t need to head out or be in an expensive venue.
The purpose is to spend more time with each other and value teamwork.
who don’t support the others might have no reasons to do so because the success
of the team isn’t necessarily an individual success. In fact, all the credits
usually go to the leader. This, giving incentives to individuals even when they
work with a group can do a lot. You need to make this person feel responsible
about the success of every group member.
removal of that employee
After doing all
these things, you hope
for some positive changes. If nothing happens, there might be something
wrong with the attitude of that person. Therefore, you have no choice but to
recommend the removal of that person in your team. You can’t bring everyone
down just because of one person who has a terrible attitude.
skills will be put to test because of this scenario, and you have to be smart
in making a decision.
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