5 ways to deal with a difficult team member

1.Spot Signs Early

Observe signs early on. ” Procrastination, blaming others and not trying for self improvement are signs of a non-cooperative team member,” says Sudhir Dhar, associate director and head — human resources and administration at Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

2.Tolerate or Counsel Them

One approach is to live with the fact that you are stuck with a bad apple, says Ruchi Sinha, assistant professor of business, organ ..

3.Build a Social Contract

Social contracts between team members have a motivating influence, says Sinha. “Teams can develop a document that lists all the key behaviours expected from members,” she adds.

4.Manage by Delegation

One way to handle non-cooperative members is to assign them responsibilities where they can work in silos. “Else, give them tasks that can be worked on independently thereby reducing the amount of face-time required with such members,” says Sinha..

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