I was recently given the opportunity at work to lead a small project. My manager told me that I was allowed (and was encouraged to) ask other people around the office for help. Initially, I felt very empowered. However, when I tried to ask other people to work with me, I got the cold shoulder. I think that this response was caused be several things:
- These people already had plenty of things to do.
- They did not feel that I should be telling them what to do.
- They did not like the fact that I had been given the project.
In the end, I did all of the work myself and no one was happy with the outcome. How should I approach this kind of opportunity in the future?