Generally there are 12 types of team members that can become difficult. It is imperative that you 1. Try to figure out the team members behavior; 2. Look for cooperation and the positive side of the behavior and build on that; 3. Try the suggested ideas for ameliorating the negative sides of the behavior; 4. Treat the person as a competent adult due your full respect and attention.
12 Types of Difficult Team Members
- The Veteran
- The Perfectionist
- The Pain in the Neck
- The Rambler
- The Legalist
- The Mediator
- The Power Manager
- The Silent Type
- The Disengaged Member
- The Raging Bull
- The Not-Enough-Time Member
- The Big Kahuna
|The Pain in the Neck: consistently argumentative, every slight change and task and work expectation is a HUGE ordeal.|
|(-) Causes conflict, causes team to lose focus from the tasks at hand
(+) Brings up opposing and alternative viewpoints
What do you think?
Have you had, or if you had ‘The Pain in the Neck’ on your team what are some ways that you can keep them offering ideas and remaining engaged in the team process?
This is content from ‘Quality Tools for Quality Teams’: Great Team Work happens on purpose. With a set of tools that people can be trained & coached to use. These tools allow all team members to do their best work in conjunction with the team. To learn more CONTACT MIKE
michael cardus is create-learning
image by sabih.ahmed