Me and a group of colleagues now friends work for a medium sized start up. We were all working fine until our manager changed. We were given various assignments to complete before and after the change we are still given various assignments.
One of my friends who works in coordination with me has stopped working, citing that the new manager is not giving us the opportunity to pursue better assignments etc. We went to directors and while they listened to us because of our previous experience with the company they are not much help.
I have finished my end of the assignment and asked him to finalize things at his end however he refuses to work until he believes that the assignment is better and maturer than before.
How do I make him realize the importance of the assignments and make him realize that every assignment is different and we'll surely get better assignments as the manager settles in his position?
I don't want to leave the manager with a negative impact on our first assignment together since he may lose interest and/or gain doubt in our capabilities.