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Private or public agenda?

Question Question: at work is your agenda private or public? E.g., can colleagues see your agenda (subject + location) within, for instance, Outlook? Help request What arguments can I give to ...
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Feedback that an agreed tool is non-intuitive [closed]

In a meeting two teams, mine and another one, quite lightheartedly agreed to my proposal to use a common and very popular tool for a project. It is actually a market leading browser-based ...
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How and when to let people know other person who is sharing credit with me has not done anything

We are a small company of about 100 people. I along with another senior member (same designation as me but older and more experienced) are jointly incharge of developing a product. We have a team ...
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Struggling to Set Up a Lab [closed]

When I started my new job, the first thing I needed to do what test a sensor made by a contractor. I needed a space to do so. I have had face to face discussions with my boss, his coworkers, and the ...
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How to deal with effort not being recognised?

I'm in the 4rth month of my compulsory, military service at the rank of Private. I'm knowledgeable and (un)lucky enough to be enlisted in the IT - Research Corps, so my military life so far has been ...
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How to make agreements on code base with co-worker when having different opinions

I am working as a frontend developer and had a new colleague joining my team. He is more experienced than me but I have more knowledge about the application we are working on. So we are doing the ...
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Trying to say no to the boss's idea of sharing, when one co-worker has a flaky personality

I just got hired at this university as a lab tech, but my boss wouldn't consider me a new person since I have some experience of the job. At the same time, the department also hired another lab tech, ...
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How to stimulate colleagues working together across multiple floors

I recently accepted a new job at a company much smaller than the previous one I worked for (18 employees instead of 500) The smaller company and it's friendlier culture was part of what drew me in. ...
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Is it ok to request for a cubicle change to be closer to your team members? [closed]

Today I emailed my supervisor to request for a cubical change. I’m currently not sitting close to anyone in my team which makes collaboration difficult. I thought it was a good idea to move closer to ...
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Lazy, arrogant and unskilled coworker [closed]

LE: This is not a duplicate of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible because: . I think the other question only addresses part of my situation (the subjects of that question ...
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Freelance co-worker not doing anything at all [duplicate]

TLDR: Alice is not doing her job and I end up pushing all the activities and doing her tasks because I'm afraid of being let go. Should I inform management about this ? The backstory: I've been ...
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How to align different scrum teams and promote cross team collaboration?

I'm currently working in a scrum-like development environment that holds 8 teams of developers (each with their own scrum master, project manager and analysts) that all work on different applications ...
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Passive aggressive uncooperativeness

I am an agile delivery manager, and quite good at what I do. Recently switched roles, and now working in a larger organisation. Upon joining my new company I have made an instant impact and slowly ...
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I am worried about becoming a pest to those I ask for help [closed]

I started work 2 months ago in a big company (5000 employees) as a software developper. I have the following problems: The manager assigned to me a couple of tasks. As in warming up. For each task ...
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How to respond to plagiarism that attempts to discredit my department?

Several months ago, I sent a document to two people in another department within the same organisation (via email), asking for their thoughts / feedback on its contents. I did this because it was ...
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How to deal with co-workers that hate each other

I am the sole R&D person in a pretty outdated company. I do a very broad set of engineering tasks in order to improve QC, from failure analysis to automatic systems development. In order to ...
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Is making grammatical and spelling changes to shared documents and code bad etiquette?

I work in a small development company which has an open and friendly atmosphere, and am the most junior employee. We have a cloud-based repository for user documentation, private documents such as ...
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What is the best course of action when a fellow Developer 'torpedoes' you?

The situation is that I inherited a large peice of code in the form an SQL Procedure which had complicated business logic and rules. Mind you this code is very dense and with exactly 0 comments. My ...
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How to deal with a non-responsive supplier

The small technical company I work at has multiple suppliers that deliver materials, parts or whole sub-systems of our product. As we are a new company the product is still developing, resulting in ...
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How to make use of someone with no skills [closed]

I am currently working with a student group to build a video game. In this group there is a member who possesses next to no skills in any relevant discipline (Art, Programming, Sound Design, ...) to ...
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How to deal with a co-worker who assumes “unofficial” ownership of a project?

I am assigned to work with a co-worker on a project. Before we even start, he is saying exactly every single way we should do every feature. Neither of us are assigned as the "product owner". Often ...
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How to get two strongly opinionated colleagues to work together?

I am the owner of a small coding project. I have 3 members and I have a major problem. My two head programmers are having major disagreements. So far one of them has threatened to quit, and I can't ...
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Newly promoted software architect wants to do code reviews of code in progress

I work as a software engineer with a team of 12 others. We recently had a Sr dev get promoted to architect. He recently got a talking to by the software director for being unprofessional, aggressive, ...
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My coworker questions every decision I make and it annoys me

I have a coworker that questions my reasons behind every single decision I make and always tells me that he thinks I should do it differently. Now don't get me wrong, he is a very smart guy, and we ...
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Examples of collaboratively produced organizational culture documents [closed]

I'm looking to facilitate a collaboratively produced team manual of sorts. It would have things like a vision/mission statement, shared principles, rules of thumb, etc. I'm interested in the best ...
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Deadline getting closer, still waiting for others to finish

This is my first job, and I have no meaningful previous work experience. About 2 months ago I started at a company and was given information about my task with very limited material. I tried to ...
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How do I convince my boss of the value of using more modern tools? [closed]

I have recently started a new job at a company and love it so far, the main reason I enjoy it is because everyone seems switched on and open to suggestions for improvement. My boss and I moved to the ...
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Adding projects to résumé as a consultant

Is it advised for a consultant to ask its customers the consent to list a selection of projects into his résumé? Specifically adding each one a little detail, such as: project name customer url (we'...
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How do you handle a pressing question in your head while someone is in the middle of explaining something to you?

As a junior developer working on a rather complex system, I find myself in this situation constantly. A fellow programmer is explaining a topic that is relatively complex but I am following along with ...
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When, if ever, is it appropriate to collaborate beyond the “Brainstorming” process?

Some companies feel that it's a waste of time to have, for example, one designer or artist at the drawing board (or computer) with another designer/artist sitting next to them providing creative ideas ...
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How to get rid of an incompetent manager? [closed]

My company has many good managers, with deep technical and social skillsets. However, a few Technically Incompetent Managers (TIMs) are managing to elbow their way up without contributing anything on ...
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My manager refuses to accept or learn new technologies

Here is a little background: my manager has been with this company for more than ten years. It seems like he's learned very little in the time he's been here and does things the way they've always ...
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Is it wrong to ask lots of questions as an intern? [duplicate]

I'm on paid internship in IT at a large bank where scope is for me to learn and to a get to a level of junior/professional with 2 or 3 years experience, so I can get hired. Thus I came to a strategy ...
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How to get two colleagues with strong personalities and opinions to work together?

At my work I have two colleagues with very strong opinions on how something must be done (software), and their opinions are very different. One is very actively aggressive in his communication, the ...
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Extremely hot-headed project manager - how to improve communications?

[background] I have been working on a game and I handed it in for 3rd-party certification. They came back with a couple of issues which I fixed all but one. We had a question about the final issue and ...
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How to respond to boss who wants to move regular meeting time due to daylight saving time?

I manage a team that has a brief meeting scheduled every day for the same time. My boss is invited to this meeting and is a valuable participant. However, my boss is in another country and the recent ...
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Perceived disrespect from other team [closed]

Where I work there are several software programming teams all focusing on different products using completely different technical stacks. I've noticed a somewhat disturbing pattern in that I perceive ...