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  • Handling Diff Coworkers

    1. 1. Handling Colleagues
    2. 2. The ‘ME’ co-worker The ALL AROUND UNPLEASANT co-worker The CONSTANT ARGUER The DEFENSIVE co-worker The GOSSIPER The WHINER A Not my Job-er The BLAME-R The Insecure co-worker The STUBBORN co-worker
    3. 3. The ‘ ME’ Co-Worker This is the guy who epitomizes ego. He takes credit for everything, regardless of whether or not he actually deserves it. He believes that his problems are bigger and more important than anybody else’s. He has an inflated sense of himself
    4. 4. Handling Him <ul><li>It's important that you keep your manager aware of your </li></ul><ul><li>worth and contribution, especially with team projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep records of what you've accomplished, </li></ul><ul><li>along with names and dates. </li></ul><ul><li>And don't bother to “tell your ideas&quot; to &quot;me&quot; guy anymore. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The ‘ Unpleasant’ Co-Worker This is the guy who is always nasty. He is rude, arrogant, condescending and just not enjoyable. He causes a lot of problem at the work place.
    6. 6. Handling Him <ul><li>Try to have an open conversation with this guy, privately </li></ul><ul><li>and be careful about your approach </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t accuse the co-worker </li></ul><ul><li>Next talk to the manager about the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the interaction with the person . </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Constant Arguer He argues on each and every point however rational. He loves to disagree . He always has a problem with what others say. He loves his own voice
    8. 8. Handling Him <ul><li>While you are talking let him finish his points </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t interrupt him </li></ul><ul><li>Always keep your cool </li></ul><ul><li>When he is finished voice your opinions </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Defensive Co-Worker He is Mr. Perfect. He will never accept constructive criticism. He believes in doing things his way. Nothing can change his mind about things.
    10. 10. Handling Him <ul><li>Give him positive reinforcements before dishing out negative feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Criticize yourself first to relate to him </li></ul><ul><li>Always speak collectively using the words like' We’ instead of ‘you’ </li></ul><ul><li>Always talk to him in person. </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Constant Gossiper He acts as if he has a direct connection to company’s Grapevine. This person shares his scoop regularly. The majority of gossip is false and hurtful
    12. 12. Handling Him <ul><li>Be cautious when presented with gossip. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the information to yourself instead of passing it on. </li></ul><ul><li>Project yourself ,that you are reluctant to be a part of the gossip chain </li></ul>
    13. 13. The Whiner He is not happy in any situation He is a guy who always complains. He doesn’t knows the line between venting frustration and constant nit- picking He unleashes his cynical attitude on whoever happens to be near him.
    14. 14. Handling Him <ul><li>Being a Whiner is embedded into his personality </li></ul><ul><li>so you wont be able to change him. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize your interactions with him. Don’t react to his problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform him about you are busy if he wants to start up a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>regarding his latest peeve . </li></ul>
    15. 15. The Blame-r He never takes the blame of his mistakes and shifts the blame to others. He wants to be in the good books of the bosses Fails to understand that taking up the responsibility will impress his boss.
    16. 16. Handling Him <ul><li>Whenever appropriate share the blame. </li></ul><ul><li>When not appropriate make it clear it to your boss that who </li></ul><ul><li>was at fault for the mishap. </li></ul>
    17. 17. The Stubborn Co-worker He is not a team player. He is too committed to his own ideas and not open to change He believes that his way of doing things is the best.
    18. 18. Handling Him <ul><li>The stubborn guy should be handled diplomatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Generalize the solution while asking him to do a task in a certain way. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do the task yourself and show him the </li></ul><ul><li>benefits of doing it the other way. </li></ul><ul><li>Make him responsible for the change and let him take charge. </li></ul>
    19. 19. The Not my Job-er This individual expresses is negativity by refusing to do any task. He does this to get back at the way the he thinks company is treating him. His favorite line is’ That’s not my job’
    20. 20. Handling Him <ul><li>Try to find training and development opportunities for a Not-My-Job-er. </li></ul><ul><li>Oftentimes this person wants growth and advancement </li></ul><ul><li>He loses his enthusiasm for work and tries to do as little as possible, when </li></ul><ul><li>he thinks he is going no where. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to increase the scope of his job. </li></ul>
    21. 21. The Insecure Co- worker This type of colleague likes to boost self image by criticizing others They are quick to defend and justify whatever they say, when they are being criticized. They are highly paranoid and erratic.
    22. 22. Handling Him <ul><li>Reassure them to build up their self-esteem, though it may be difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not snap back at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Be assertive and attempt to see the problem from their point of view.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore temper tantrums by remaining silent. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t attack them directly otherwise they will hold a grudge against you. </li></ul>
    23. 23. How will you handle a colleague who talks negative about you, behind your back?
    24. 24. Don’t be one of them!! Raise your performance bar So that the others can look up to you as their ideal.