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How to work with someone who is not a team player

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How to work with someone who is not a team player

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Don't jump to conclusions

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Start a dialogue

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Invite them in

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Revisit the team's mission

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Identify new opportunities to motivate

Do:

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Inquire about your colleague’s interests, priorities, and motivations to get a better sense of their perspective and the causes of their behaviour

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Use this opportunity to revisit the team’s purpose and goals

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Look for opportunities to better utilise the uncooperative team member’s specific skill set

Don’t:

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Develop an explanation for the colleague’s behaviour without talking to them first

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Ostracise the team member in question. Promote more interactions to create better group cohesion

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Assume everyone knows what they’re supposed to be working on. Clarify team members’ roles so that people know what is expected of them

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