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How to use chat to address multiple questions and topics without cross interference?

We use MS Teams for team communications, which has become quite essential since we work from home several days a week and some of our team members are full remote (other city). We extensively use chat ...
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Working Collaborative with Other Departments

My team has owned a marketing a project for about a year now that the marketing department would like to start having more ownership in and collaborate in. We owned it by default because no one their ...
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How to deal with colleagues who provide partial information?

Some of my colleagues don't share information in general. They have their own cliques, sometimes they part of "rival" teams, but some in particular will systematically retain information. ...
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In hyper-competitive environments, what is the limit of “expect the worst from others”? [closed]

I work in a hyper-competitive environment. My team is very collaborative and we work very well with each other. Some other teams are extremely competitive. They want control, they want ownership, etc. ...
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Lack of Communication in Project

The teamlead kept talking to me about an upcoming project verbally since last December or January. The project formal kick-off was on April. When I was assigned a task, I started downloading the ...
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Lack of Visibility within the Team

Everyone in my team affirm that I do a great job and that I am an important team member. However, I always feel like I am out of the loop. I am not supposed to know anything related to backstage. When ...
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How to work with seniors who are unwilling to help?

I am a junior developer in my team. I joined this team last year and it is my first job. Our working hours are from 10 to 7. When I share some PR(1) with them. They take good time a to have look at ...
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How do companies manage to work remotely to meet client deliverable? [duplicate]

In this situation of COVID-19, many business have affected. still, some companies are performing well while working remotely to meet their client deliverables and deadlines. How are they managing to ...
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How to be collaborative & helpful yet concentrated on your goal

I like to help people and people show up to me for help many times. But many times in aggressive timelines on projects I am facing hard time to be both helpful & highly productive. I like to ...
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How do I deal with a senior coworker with argumentative and disrespectful tone in emails?

I am a remote worker on a mostly office-bound team. I am not particularly experienced (about 3 years out of college, all with this same company), but our team is mostly people around my age, with one ...
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Is it professional way to ask for recognition?

I have collaborators in other company who work on similar project. They specialize on technical details, we specialize on applications. We share a lot of information and experience. I shared an idea ...
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How can I warn another team that the boss is going to call them out?

Here's what has happened so far: Team X is supposed to do something for us, and the timing was kind of vague but it's been a long time now. The boss said he was going to send an email to them cc'ing ...
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Asking a team mate from a different company about job opportunities

I work on a project involves many companies, cooperating for the project. Outside of this and other shared projects, the companies are competitors. I really like the project and I am sure I am ...
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Hiring a graduate student for R&D research [closed]

Recently I started working in a company as an intern. The things that I am working are for the future of the company and applications that I develop solves companies existing problems. I am facing ...
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How to address a suspicion that my co-worker is not reviewing my work?

On each project we submit drafts for peer review. Whenever one particular colleague of mine performs a review of my work, she always returns it with no comments. I always get comments from everyone ...
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Potential new partner angry about first collaboration - how to answer email to close up this encounter in a graceful manner

I'm a in-house translator at a company. We sometimes test new freelance translators to help us when we are short of in-house resources. One of our criteria for collaborating is to have the same tool ...
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How can I shift my job responsibilities back to programming?

I am a junior developer. I was hired 2 years ago as a software developer in a small company (About 20 people). My job was clear: programmer. The work went very well. I developed everything that was ...
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What are some techniques to improve collaboration inside a design team?

I work at a digital agency and we've got many different clients and projects, which is great, but we end up assigning each member to a few clients and getting evertone into their own client-bubble. ...
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Proposals and Solutions Frequently Dismissed

I work at a large company with different groups and divisions and things like that. We are made to participate in several cross-company workshops where many issues are discussed. In one group, ...
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How do I work with someone that shows no effort of working with me?

I have worked at a startup for 3 years alongside the CEO and another developer which I will refer to as Tom from this point forward. Tom is 35 years older than me and is seen as the more experienced ...
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How to like somebody who you dont like at work? [closed]

I guess its the most natural of all feelings, some people we like, others we dont. But at work, wanting to be professional and to the advantage of the business, I believe collaboration is best when ...
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Bringing up a slow colleague in a nice way

I am a mid-level developer and leading a project at my company. I am very strongly encouraged to pair with another dev who is relatively new (half a year now). He is a good guy, but working with him ...
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How do you respond to a colleague from another team when they're wrongly expecting that you'll help them?

Here's the situation. There is a person on Team X. They share some hardware that I also work on. They're trying to create a setup for something and struggling big time with it. It's none of my ...
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Is it my job as manager to resolve a conflict between two of my direct reports?

If as a manager you had a situation of conflict/friction between some team members, setting aside their responsibility to collaborate in improving the situation, do you also look deep into the root ...
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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 ...