Handling Problem Employees
Several managers have relayed stories to us about their employees’ lack of commitment and support for teamwork. Sometimes the employees are relatively new to the organization. More often than not, the employees they are describing have been with the organization or the department for a long time. Either way, when employees do not display behaviors that promote teamwork, there is a problem and the manager needs to address the issue.
Being a “fly in the ointment” is not a good thing. This simple idiom translates into times when things are going along according to plan until an unforeseen event (our little friend, the fly) occurs and stops progress in its tracks. It complicates situations and can become a larger hassle to work through.
Yes, there are people who constantly criticize others…and, they go to work. Constantly critical co-workers become a major irritant in workplace relationships.
Let the HR sunshine in! Outside the temperature is way below zero, driving to work is awful, the company parking lot has a lot less spots (mountains of snow in their place) but the sun is shining and it feels good.